Zahedan University of Medical Sciences launches an active Tuberculosis (TB) screening program among Afghan refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic
Zahedan University of Medical Sciences has launched an active TB screening program targeting Afghan refugees in September 2020. The program will be conducted with the participation of 92 screening teams comprising Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) along with disease prevention and control experts from Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. This national project is supported by the Global Fund TB in collaboration with Iran’s Ministry of Health and is being simultaneously implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The program has been planned to be implemented during one month time, and the target group of this project is 70,000 Afghan refugees with legal residential permits.
|23:49 - 22/09/2020||More >>|
In pictures: Commemoration of Behvarz (Rural Healthcare Worker) Day 2020 held at Zahedan University of Medical Sciences
“Your work with patients and communities in hospitals, in- and out-patient clinics, and health centers are the very foundation not only of the health system but of the social compact of the whole society, particularly at these times of physical distancing and isolation. We salute also all Behvarz and Moragheb-e-Salamat (health workers at PHCs) who play such an important role as part of the community health workforce. We have the highest esteem and respect for your daily effort to overcome fear and anxiety among the community and the patients, and at the same time to deal with your own challenges and concerns for your families. We are here to support you, nurses and midwives and fellow health workers” said Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, the WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran in a joint video message with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME).
|22:26 - 19/09/2020||More >>|
“Every House a Health Post” Program: A modern approach to facilitate the peoples participation in promoting community health
The “Every House a Health Post” Program seeks to expand the conscious participation of the people in the field of providing, maintaining and promoting health in all homes of the country. In this program, one person in each family is trained as a "Health Ambassador" and is empowered to take care of the health of themselves, their family and community. Training and empowerment of family health ambassadors is done by the healthcare workers team in health service delivery units.
|23:20 - 18/09/2020||More >>|
In Memoriam: Healthcare Workers and Volunteers Who Died on the Frontline of Combating COVID-19
Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the global effort to care for patients with COVID-19, while putting themselves at risk for infection. More than 170 Iranian physicians, nurses, assistants, technicians, EMTs, public healthcare workers, orderlies, volunteers, and more — fresh on the job or retired, have already died, across the country.
|23:16 - 10/09/2020||More >>|
Under strict public health protocols schools reopen in Iran in September 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic
All educational centers in Iran were closed from late February. With no end in sight for the Covid-19 outbreak, schools in Iran reopened on September 16, after almost three months of closures. According to the latest decisions announced by Iran’s coronavirus taskforce, students have returned to classrooms for the start of the new school year in September this year.
|08:35 - 07/09/2020||More >>|
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