Deputy to Management and Human Resources Development and Chairman of the Budget and Performance Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Health appreciated the center’s achievements
Dr. Sadr-o-Sadat, Deputy to Management and Human Resources Development of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Dr. Masoud Abolhallaj, Chairman of the Budget and Performance Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Health visited the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences on Tir 26th, 1396 (July 17th, 2017).
During this visit, the chairman of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences gave a comprehensive report of the history of the center’s activities as well as its current ones, namely Social Workers’ Study Scheme, STEPs, IQCAMP, Telematics and other schemes along with a short description of their specific features respectively.
Mentioning the center’s vast international interactions and cooperation with credible universities and leading researchers as some of its distinguished features, Dr. Farzadfar further noted that the center pursues three major activities; first, health measurement; second, evaluating the performance of the health system; and third, providing policy- makers with solutions to enhance and strengthen the health system.
After expressing his gratitude for the effective measures of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Sadr-o-Sadat further appreciated the center’s achievements, specifically the “Atlas of Disease Burden”, which he mentioned can be cited as a national document and which plays a determining role in the country’s health system.
He cited the center’s accomplishments as very “valuable” and hoped for future cooperation.
Dr. Sadr-o-Sadat welcomed the accomplished measures in the Hospital Beds Estimate Project and further explained that “the accurate studies conducted in the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center can greatly contribute to the other primary estimates in this area and can more accurately support the Health Ministry in its goal to expand the Capacity of hospital beds.
During this visit, Dr. Abolhallaj also appreciated the center’s accomplishments, specifically in the “Atlas of Disease Burden” project, which he mentioned has greatly helped the Budget and Performance Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Health. He also expressed that the development in the health sector has been “exceptional” compared to other sectors. Mentioning the young force in the financial and budget sector, he went on to explain that “today there is a good opportunity for the youths to focus on serving and efficiency so that we can fully conduct the country’s vital research topics using the invaluable potentials of this center and other centers in the nation, whose results can finally be used in macro-scale development of the country and in developing useful schemes”.
Further in this friendly meeting, the guests visited the center’s bio-bank and its laboratory and closely observed the process of research activities in the center’s lab department. They also learned about the sampling method and the way the samples are sent.