فروردین 98 - ارسال محموله کمک رسانی تجهیزات پزشکی سازمان جهانی بهداشت به سیل زدگان ایران

سازمان جهانی بهداشت (WHO) به منظور پاسخگویی به نیازهای رو به افزایش بهداشتی و سلامت هزاران نفر مردم آسیب دیده از سیل های اخیر در بسیاری از استان های کشور، محموله ای شامل اقلام و تجهیزات پزشکی ضروری را با هواپیمای اختصاصی وارد جمهوری اسلامی ایران کرد.

این تجهیزات شامل بسته های مورد نیاز برای درمان بیماران تروما، بسته های حاوی دارو و تجهیزات پزشکی اورژانس، کنترل بیماری وبا و بیماری های غیرواگیر و سایر اقلامی است که  توسط وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی اعلام نیاز شده بود.

طبق اطلاعات مرکز عملیات اورژانس وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی، تا به حال تعداد 78 مورد مرگ و 1,137 مصدوم در اثر سیل اخیر گزارش گردیده است و تعداد 295,787 نفر مجبور به ترک محل سکونت خود شده اند. در این میان تعداد بیش از  یک میلیون و 660 هزار نفر نیاز به دریافت فوری خدمات بهداشتی و درمانی دارند.

آغاز بارش شدید باران از تاریخ 28 اسفند 1397 منجر به جاری شدن سیل در 28 استان از 31 استان کشور شد و تعداد 42,269,129 نفر از ساکنان 253 شهرستان را تحت تاثیر قرار داده و باعث خسارت گسترده به امکانات شهری، از جمله مراکز بهداشتی، درمانی و بیمارستان ها شده است.

این در حالی است که بسیاری از امکانات بهداشتی در مناطق سیل زده به طور کامل و یا نسبی آسیب دیده و هم چنین به علت قطع آب در این مناطق، احتمال خطر ناشی از شیوع بیماری های منتقله از آب آلوده، ناقلین و حشرات از جمله مالاریا، وبا و سایر بیماری های واگیر رو به افزایش می باشد.

بر اساس آمار های وزارت بهداشت خسارت جدی به زیرساخت های سلامت در 17 استان به شدت آسیب دیده از سیل، گزارش گردید. تعداد 577 خانه بهداشت، 52 مرکز بهداشت، 201 مرکز جامع سلامت، 70 مرکز خدمات اورژانس، 24 کلینیک و 43 بیمارستان در مناطق ذکر شده تحت تاثیر خسارات ناشی از سیل قرار گرفته اند.

دکتر کریستف هملمن، نماینده سازمان جهانی بهداشت در ایران در این خصوص گفت: "سازمان جهانی بهداشت، به همراه تیم سازمان ملل متحد در کشور که توسط خانم اوگوچی دنیلز، هماهنگ کننده مقیم سازمان ملل متحد در ایران رهبری می شود، همچنان به حمایت کامل خود از وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی و مردم جمهوری اسلامی ایران جهت رفع فوری نیاز های بهداشتی و انجام اقدامات بازیابی ادامه خواهد داد."

وی افزود: ما جامعه بین المللی را به اختصاص منابع بیشتر مالی به سیل اخیر در ایران فراخوانده، و بار دیگر به تمامی کسانی که عزیزان خود را در این سیل از دست داده اند صمیمانه تسلیت می گوییم و تمام تلاش خود را برای کمک به افراد نیازمند به کار خواهیم بست.

دکتر پیرحسین کولیوند رئیس اورژانس کشور نیز خاطر نشان کرد، با توجه به گستردگی آسیب های ناشی از سیل در اکثر نقاط کشور، سازمان اورژانس با تمامی توان لجستیکی و پرسنلی در حال خدمت رسانی به سیل زدگان است و کمک های بین المللی نظیر کمک های سازمان جهانی بهداشت می تواند تکمیل کننده این اقدامات باشد.

لاله نجفی زاده، هماهنگ کننده برنامه اورژانس سازمان جهانی بهداشت در دفتر کشوری این سازمان در جمهوری اسلامی ایران گفت: "نمایندگی سازمان جهانی بهداشت در ایران از روز های ابتدایی وقوع سیل اقدامات تیم سازمان ملل متحد در زمینه بهداشت و سلامت را در حمایت از وزارت بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی هدایت و هماهنگ کرده است و به منظور شناسایی نیاز های فوری افراد آسیب دیده از سیل تا کنون جلسات متعددی با موضوع سلامت با همتایان ملی و بین المللی برگزار گردیده است."

سازمان جهانی بهداشت در چهارچوب برنامه مدیریت بحران های بهداشتی خود، متعهد به نجات زندگی افراد و کاهش رنج و آلام آنان در بحران های بوجود آمده ناشی از مناقشات، طغیان بیماری ها و بلایای طبیعی می باشد و پاسخگویی شرکای بین المللی خود را در حوزه سلامت جهت پیشگیری از طغیان بیماری ها، ارائه خدمات موثر امداد رسانی و بهبود و جبران خسارات ناشی از بلایا را هماهنگ و رهبری می نماید.

 

 

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11 April 2019 - WHO airlifts medical supplies to people affected by the floods in Islamic Republic of Iran

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The World Health Organization (WHO) airlifted essential medical supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran to respond to the growing health needs of thousands of people who have been displaced as a result of the flooding in many provinces in the country. The supplies include trauma, health, cholera and non-communicable disease kits and other commodities requested by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

According to an official statement by the Emergency Operations Centre of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 1,660,100 individuals are in need of health care services in areas where the floods have left 78 people dead and 1,137 injured. As many as 295,787 people have been displaced.

Extreme rainfall which began on 19 March has led to flooding in 28 out of 31 provinces affecting 42,269,129 inhabitants in 253 cities and causing widespread damage to municipal facilities, including health centres and hospitals. Many health facilities in affected areas are either fully or partially damaged, and the risk of water- and vector-borne diseases, including malaria, cholera and other communicable diseases is increasing, also due to the interruption of the water supply.

In 17 of the most severely affected provinces major damage to the health infrastructure has been reported, with 577 health houses, 52 health centres, 201 comprehensive health centres, 70 emergency medical services stations, 24 clinics and 43 hospitals affected.

“Together with the United Nations country team led by the UN Resident Coordinator Ms Ugochi Daniels, WHO will continue to provide full support to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the people in Islamic Republic of Iran to address urgent health needs and undertake recovery measures. We call on the international community to make further funding available. We want to express again our deep condolences to all of those who have lost loved ones and will do our best to provide assistance to those in need,” said Dr Christoph Hamelmann, WHO Representative in Islamic Republic of Iran.

Dr. Pirhossein Koulivand, Director of the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) underscored that given the widespread flood damages in most parts of Iran, the EMS has been serving flood victims with all logistical and personnel capabilities, and international assistance like the one from WHO can complement these actions.

“From the first day of the flooding, WHO has led and coordinated the health response of the UN country team in support of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. A number of health coordination meetings with national and international counterparts have been convened to identify the urgent needs of affected populations,” said Laleh Najafizadeh, Coordinator of the WHO Health Emergency Programme at the WHO country office in Islamic Republic of Iran.

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is committed to saving lives and reducing suffering during times of crises whether caused by conflict, disease outbreaks or environmental disasters and leads and coordinates the response of all international health partners to contain disease outbreaks and provide effective relief and recovery to people affected.

 

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29 Jan 2019 - Let’s be active: WHO takes part in Peace and Friendship Cup in Tehran

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Staff of the WHO country office in the Islamic Republic of Iran took part in the futsal, table tennis and chess competitions in the Peace and Friendship Cup in Tehran. WHO participated in the games under the slogan “Let's be active: Everyone, everywhere, everyday”.

The Peace and Friendship Cup, also known as the First Diplomatic Sports Tournament, was an initiative of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the country. The tournament brought together diplomats and staff from embassies and international organizations, including the United Nations.

“All of us as individuals, as members of communities, public or private organizations or as officials in government organizations and ministries, or in international organizations can contribute to the promotion of physical activities,” said Dr Christoph Hamelmann, the WHO Representative in Islamic Republic of Iran. He made reference to the WHO slogan “Walk the Talk” and emphasized the importance of taking part in collective activities to initiate and foster change that we wish to make in our own lives and in organizational culture, including WHO, which has adopted a transformative agenda to support countries in reaching all of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of its Thirteenth General Programme of Work for 2019–2023.

“It really makes a difference whether we do what we say or we only talk, it makes a difference for our own health and well-being and for the life of others, even if it is only by providing good examples and the positive image that everybody wants to aim for,” Dr Hamelmann added.

Mr Mehrzad Baba Ahmadi, who works as Administrative Clerk at the WHO country office, said that the games had had a “wonderful impact on the working atmosphere of the office”. “These games helped us to expand our friendship with the staff of other organizations and diplomatic entities,” he said.

Mr Mehdi Beheshti, a Senior Driver at the office, said that the event had provided a chance for all staff to be seen as team members and work together to achieve the Organization’s objective of building happier and healthier lives.

“There are structural determinants in the social, economic and environmental spheres which make behaviour change difficult, and the degree to which we can change our behaviour or reduce our risk exposure is also largely effected by the resources we have such as ourselves as team members of an international organization,” said Dr Mansour Ranjbar, National Professional Officer at the WHO country office.

Mr Amir Tashakori, the Logistics Assistant at the WHO office, reiterated that the tournament represented a “good opportunity to practise even greater teamwork and achieve common objectives,” under the brand of WHO in the country. According to WHO, regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. It also helps to prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being.

Let's be active: Everyone, everywhere, everyday!

 

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8 Dec 2018 - WHO Collaborates with Iran on Improvement of Public Hospital Management

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World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME) conducted a nine-day (8-17 December 2018) Training of Trainers course in Kish Island to improve public hospital performances within the context of the national Health Transformation Program towards achieving Universal Health Coverage in the country. 

The course that entitled “Training of Trainers course on leadership and strategic management for hospital Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of public sector” organized at Health Managers Development Institute (HMDI) of Kish Island, in line with capacity building program that developed by WHO in three levels. International Hospital Federation (IHF) has closely collaborated for developing modules on leadership.

The capacity building program composed of three 3-day training courses, which covers self-leading, governance and organization leadership, leadership in situation, people management, change management, communication for driving the organization, strategic thinking and planning, operational planning and project management, problem solving and decision making, and implementation and evaluation of strategies.

Islamic Republic of Iran through execution of the national Health Transformation Program (HTP) is trying to scale up of the number and size of hospitals in the country, increasing their autonomy, introducing new financing methods for hospitals and a call for professionalization of hospital management that requires strengthening the leadership and management capacity of public hospitals to enable its effective implementation.

In 2016, WHO organized in a consultation mission to Iran for the senior manager of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education that brought international and national experts around a table to discuss on capacity building programme on management of public sector hospital. This pursued to detailed situation analysis of public sector hospital and develop training guides and modules in 8 thematic areas on hospital management including Role of hospital in Health System of Iran, Governance, HR management, Health Financing, Information system, Quality & Safety, Supply & Services, Disaster preparedness.

 They have also succeeded to train Training of Trainers (ToT) on developed 8 different thematic areas and roll out the training to hospital managers in public sector in Iran.

WHO has supported the capacity building program since beginning of the program and in addition involved monitoring the training and external evaluation of the hospital manager’s trainings in the public sector.

 

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آذر 97 - همکاری کارگزای های ملل متحد به منظور پیشگیری و درمان مصرف مواد مخدر در میان کودکان

دفتر مقابله با مواد مخدر و جرم سازمان ملل متحد در جمهوری اسلامی ایران، صندوق کودکان سازمان ملل متحد در جمهوری اسلامی ایران و سازمان بهداشت جهانی در جمهوری اسلامی ایران، تفاهم نامه بین سازمانی مشترکی را برای تدوین یک پروژه مشترک به منظور پیشگیری و درمان مصرف مواد مخدر در میان کودکان و خانواده هایشان به امضا می رسانند.

این رویداد در تاریخ 12 آذر 2018 (3 دسامبر 2018) در مرکز بین المللی همایش های برج میلاد در تهران، در حاشیه نشست سالانه عالی چارچوب همکاری های توسعه ای سازمان ملل متحد و با حمایت وزارت امور خارجه جمهوری اسلامی ایران برگزار شد. رؤسای دفاتر مختلف سازمان ملل متحد و نمایندگانی از همتایان کشوری ذیربط در این رویداد شرکت کردند.

چارچوب همکاری های توسعه ای سازمان ملل متحد در جمهوری اسلامی ایران (2021-2017) بستر مناسبی را برای اجرای برنامه ها و پروژه های مشترک فراهم می کند. در حال حاضر دفاتر سازمان ملل متحد در ایران تحت رکن چهارم این چارچوب با عنوان "کنترل مواد مخدر" پیرامون پیشگیری و درمان مواد مخدر با هم همکاری می کنند.

هدف اصلی از این تفاهم نامه بین سازمانی، ایجاد چارچوبی برای تقویت همکاری میان این سه دفتر سازمان ملل متحد پیرامون پیشگیری و درمان مصرف مواد مخدر میان کودکان و خانواده هایشان است. همکاری مشترک میان این سه دفتر ملل متحد از ماهیت بشردوستانه برخوردار است و به همتایان کشوری در حمایت از گروه های آسیب پذیر در ایران کمک می کند.

در قالب این چارچوب، این سه دفتر ملل متحد می بایست فعالیت ها، پروژه ها و برنامه های ویژه ای را تعریف کنند و برای جذب منابع مالی آنها اقدام لازم را انجام دهند. این فعالیت ها می بایست با روحیه همکاری و تعهد مشترک اجرا شوند تا بتوانند همکاری میان این سه دفتر سازمان ملل متحد تحت رکن چهارم چارچوب همکاری های توسعه ای سازمان ملل متحد در جمهوری اسلامی ایران (2021-2017)، "کنترل مواد مخدر" را گسترش دهند.

 

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3 Dec 2018 - Joint UN collaboration on prevention and treatment of drug use among children

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran, United Nations Children Fund in the Islamic Republic of Iran and World Health Organization in the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed Interoffice Memorandum on developing a joint project focused on prevention and treatment of drug use among children and their families. This joint Interoffice Memorandum became as the first internal UN protocol in Iran on cooperation signed by three UN agencies after announcement of the UN Development Reform.

The ceremony took place in Tehran in Milad Tower International Convention Center on 3 December 2018, as a part of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) High Level Steering Committee Annual Meeting, with the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Heads of different United Nations agencies and senior representatives from relevant national counterparts in Iran attended the event.

The UNDAF in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2017-2021) provides platform for implementation of joint programmes and projects. UN Agencies in Iran are already collaborating in the area of drug prevention and treatment under the Pillar -IV of the UNDAF Iran named as “Drug Control”.

The main objective of this Interoffice Memorandum is to develop a framework for strengthening partnership among the three UN agencies in prevention and treatment of drug use among children and their families. The joint collaboration among UN parties has humanitarian nature and will help national partners to support protection of vulnerable groups in the country.  

Within this framework the agencies should develop and fundraise for specific activities to be implemented in a spirit of cooperation and common commitment to broaden the inherent collaboration of these agencies under the UNDAF in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pillar-IV “Drug Control”.

 

 

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