• 10 October 2017 - 15:47
  • News Code: 322805
WHO

Director General of the World Health Organisation lauded the Iranian community based programs, and said that other countries of the world, including Pakistan, should take benefit from the experience of Iran by using the same model, according to IRNA.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Minister of Health Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi on the sidelines of the 64th meeting of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean in Islamabad.

The WHO Director General said that he would be visiting Iran in the near future to enhance collaboration between Iran and the international health organization. 

He said that Iran’s pharmaceutical industry is very advance and Iran is manufacturing high quality drugs. 

'We can take benefit from Iran in this area because access to drugs is one of the major problems that we have,' said Tedros Adhanom.

He proposed to from a joint committee between Iran and WHO so that joint projects can be started for the benefit of the people. 

The senior official also thanked the Iranian health minister for increasing the health budget. The WHO official said that Iran is making commendable performance in cancer research thus can play a very important role in coping with the disease by sharing its experience.

During the meeting, the Iranian health minister expressed the desire for more cooperation between Iran and the WHO, adding that Iran is working on so many health programs with the WHO so this cooperation must continue to complete such programs.

He said that the government of Iran is working hard to bring reform in the health sector for the betterment of the public. 

“The WHO assistance in this regard is crucial for Iran.” the official noted. 

He said that WHO can establish a regional or global hub in Iran to benefit from Iran’s experience in health sector. 

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