The First Vice President and Minister of Health attended the seventh regional meeting of the World Health Assembly hosted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences that was held in Kish Island.
The World Health Assembly was formed in 2009 and is the infrastructure of the M8 Alliance headed by the Charite ́-Universit(at) ̈smedizin Berlin. Tehran University of Medical Sciences joined the M8 Alliance as the 24th member in 2016. Iran is the first country in the West Asia, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region to become a member of the World Health Assembly, and hosted this meeting for the first time in this region in May 2019.
The main agenda for the meeting included non-communicable diseases and mental health, unstable health conditions, environmental health and environmental issues, health education and medical education, global health in a world in transition and intergenerational equity in sustainable.
During the two days of the World Health Assembly's regional meeting in Kish, 29 panels of experts were established each with 5 to 7 speakers headed by one Iranian and one non-Iranian participant.
Four comprehensive speeches were delivered by the Minister of Health and Medical Education, Deputy Ministers of Health and Medical Education and influential personalities.
Dr. Bagher Larijani, the Deputy of education in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the Head of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute at Tehran University of Medical Sciences delivered speeches on Sustainable Health Development (NCDs & Evidence) and on Medical Ethics and Professionalism.
Dr. Farshad Farzadfar, head of Non-communicable Diseases Research Center (NCDRC) at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, was a member of the two panels on "Road Accidents and Traffic Injuries" and "NCDs for sustainable development goals.”
Source: the website of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education