Aug 30, 2017, 4:52 PM
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Iran boosting greatly in IraPEN: WHO agent

Orumiyeh, Aug 30, IRNA – Iran is progressing noticeably in IraPEN that deals mainly with diabetes, cancer, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases, said World Health Organization (WHO) medical officer.

Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions for Primary Health Care in Low-Resource Settings, is the minimum standard for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to strengthen national capacity to integrate and scale up care of heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Taskeen Khan said on a visit to the Naqadeh, NW Iran, that Iranians embraced the plan much better than other countries one can see how determined the Iranian government and people are.

Khan added that the cooperation between the government and the people is absolutely necessary to follow health plan and it is openly seen in Iran.

Taskeen Khan is a trained public health physician from South Africa. She joined the WHO Country Office for South Africa in 2014 as the focal point for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and extended her support to the NCD Cluster in the WHO Regional Office for Africa in 2016. Dr Khan joined the WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) in May 2017 as a Medical Officer.

Translated by: Hossein Abolghasemi

Editor: Hamid Shamlou