(Persia Digest) – Per the official announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO), Seyed Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi, Iran’s Minister of Health, was officially selected as the commissioner for the control and prevention of non-communicable diseases of the World Health Organization.
“The World Health Organization has repeatedly referred to Iran as one of the successful countries in controlling and preventing non-communicable diseases. Iran's progress report will be presented at the United Nations General Assembly in 2018”, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran said in an interview.
Non-communicable diseases cause 75% of deaths in the country. The World Health Organization also places great emphasis on the control of these diseases worldwide. In this regard, a High-level panel consisting of twenty-two members, led jointly by four presidents and ministers, has been set up to lead mutual programs globally. Iran, as one of the leading countries, has approved the document on control and prevention of non-communicable diseases.
The World Health Organization is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations.