Dr. Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, together with a delegation, visited the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
In this meeting, Dr. Farzadfar, head of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Research Center of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, introduced the measures taken by the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre and the NCD Center in recent years and presented a comprehensive explanation of the NCD Course held at the research center in August.
He also provided detailed explanations of the healthcare data visualization system, called VIZIT, and the SEPID system and described their features along with some practical examples.
Finally, the following suggestions were made for the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre of Tehran University of Medical Sciences with the WHO:
- Providing counseling on the design and implementation of NCD prevention and control management workshop for EMRO countries;
- Providing counseling on electronic health and Internet of Things (IOT) to the NCD unit of EMRO countries;
- Providing technical and logistical counseling on the digital design and implementation of STEPS survey for EMRO countries; and
- Providing counseling on building a data pipeline to integrate existing data on NCDs in EMRO countries.
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, expressed his happiness for his presence in the research center and acquaintance with its achievements and stated that these achievements could be used to improve the health level of the countries in the region and the world and contribute to international cooperation and the development of health infrastructure in the member states of the region. He also stated that the VIZIT system is a valuable resource for health researchers and policymakers