Monday , 25 March 2019

Health and Hygiene

Northern Iranian Cities Suffer Floods On Nowruz Holiday

Iran-HRM – As people across Iran are celebrating the Persian New Year, Nowruz, heavy rains and flooding have been pounding Golestan province in northern Iran since Sunday, uprooting trees and causing serious damage to the province’s facilities and power lines. Heavy floods hit vast regions of Golestan province, northern Iran. Locals providing help for each other when Iranian officials refuse …

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Tehran Ranks Near Bottom In Quality Of Living Survey

Radiofarda – Western European cities dominated Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living report comparing the quality of life in cities around the world, while Tehran ranked near the bottom, at 199 out of 231 cities surveyed. For the tenth year in a row, the Austrian capital, Vienna, held its spot as the number one city in terms of quality of life. …

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Iran Rolls Out ‘Organs For Graves’ Program To Spur Organ Donations

Radiofarda -Those who opt to become organ donors will be entitled to a free burial plot when they die, the Islamic Republic’s Health Ministry has announced. “To promote a culture of organ donation, plot 305 at [Tehran’s main cemetery] Behesht-e Zahra has been allocated to people who volunteer to donate their organs,” Health Ministry transplantation department head Mehdi Shadnoush told …

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Imprisoned Activist Atena Daemi Denied An MRI Despite Possibly Suffering MS

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Atena Daemi has been denied medical treatment despite possibly suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). In line with the cruel and inhumane behavior towards political prisoners in Iran, Evin Prison authorities prevented the transfer of political prisoner Atena Daemi for medical tests and medical care. Atena Daemi has long been suffering from persistent dizziness, headaches and numbness …

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New Health Minister Promises Commitments Will Be Upheld

Radiofarda – Iran’s parliament approved Saeed Namaki as Iran’s new health minister. With a landslidemajority of 229 votes in favor (out of 259)Namaki is the first non-physician to occupy the post. He has previously served as deputy chief of Iran’s Department of Environment.

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How US sanctions intensify rent-seeking in Iran’s pharma sector

Al-Monitor – The recent resignation of Iran’s minister of health, Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, led to many speculations. Officially, insufficient allocations in the next Iranian year (beginning March 21) was cited as the reason, but commentators also referred to factional infighting within the Hassan Rouhani administration as well as shifting interests as a result of renewed sanctions. One hint emerged when a video …

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