Faranak Bakhtiari

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  • Dr. Christoph Hamelmann 2020-05-26 18:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Learning from each other – Iran’s COVID-19 experiences should be shared: WHO’s Hamelmann

    TEHRAN – Iran is benefiting from strengths in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, including strong primary health care system, production surge in a reasonable time, and multisectoral response, WHO Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • International Day of Families 2020-05-18 22:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    International Day of Families: population growth needs family-friendly policies

    TEHRAN – Population, development and their consequences are strategic issues that require short-term and long-term policies and planning to be addressed. Due to the declining trend of population growth in Iran, it is better to focus on family-friendly policies.

  • Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’ 2020-05-10 21:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’

    TEHRAN – Iran could considerably reduce COVID-19 infections and death toll since the onset of the outbreak, the reason behind which is mainly social and religious unity among Iranians that can be run as a role model anywhere in the world, Alireza Marandi, head of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences has said.

  • Maryam Mirzakhani 2020-05-10 19:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World’s Women in Mathematics Day: Mirzakhani, a genius who shattered stereotypes

    TEHRAN – The second year of World’s Women in Mathematics Day will be celebrated through video conferencing on May 12, which is the birthday of late Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian-born genius mathematician who shattered stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics.

  • Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus 2020-05-05 00:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus outbreak proved that one-dimensional health systems cannot survive from health-threatening crises, which occur every few years in the form of infectious diseases, a mere view of treatment is not enough, so that the need for healthcare reforms should be brought into sharp focus.

  • Building resilient cities, a post-coronavirus necessity 2020-04-27 18:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Building resilient cities, a post-coronavirus necessity

    TEHRAN – When a global disaster spreads out in the form of coronavirus pandemic, how communities will survive the aftermath crosses everyone’s mind, However, how can one particular intervention succeed in strengthening a city against epidemics and disasters?

  • Iran taking final step toward malaria elimination 2020-04-26 16:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran taking final step toward malaria elimination

    TEHRAN – Iran has not had any indigenous cases of malaria for two years in a row, and if the country’s passes this year with no indigenous cases, the World Health Organization will grant it a certificate of malaria eradication, Ahmad Raeisi, head of the Malaria control department of the Ministry of Health, has stated.

  • Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2020-04-25 17:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    FAO, Iran cooperate to support capacity building

    TEHRAN - Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), says the organization has just increased its allocation of funds to support capacity building for Iranian experts.

  • Why corona lockdown did not bring Tehran cleaner air? 2020-04-22 19:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Why corona lockdown did not bring Tehran cleaner air?

    TEHRAN – Many cities around the world have enjoyed cleaner air since restrictive measures were applied due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, Tehran, being hit by nitrogen oxides (NOX) pollutants, has experienced less clean air days.

  • Earth Day 2020: nature is a beneficiary of coronavirus 2020-04-21 16:58

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Earth Day 2020: nature is a beneficiary of coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Human beings have put too much pressure on the Earth causing irreparable damage, however, with the onset of coronavirus outbreak, the planet seemed to prosper and relive the burden which was unprecedented over the past 50 years when the first Earth Day celebrated.

  • Lake Urmia in best condition over past decade 2020-04-20 19:36

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Lake Urmia in best condition over past decade

    TEHRAN – About 10 years ago, Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, began its gradual death. Photos of the country's largest saltwater lake were going viral those days, worrying every Iranian. But the lake is now experiencing its best condition over the past decade, turning back to the former glory.

  • Coronavirus crisis: a time for lasting togetherness 2020-04-18 19:02

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Coronavirus crisis: a time for lasting togetherness

    TEHRAN – In the wake of coronavirus, many people have faced difficulty earning income or finding self-protective products due to lock-down measures, but benefactors stood up and volunteering opportunities cropped up, which highly reflects that togetherness never ends.

  • Knowledge-based companies pushing for ‘surge in production’ 2020-04-13 20:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Knowledge-based companies pushing for ‘surge in production’

    TEHRAN – Iran has developed plans to support and empower knowledge-based companies as a step forward to materialize the goal of a surge in production, as the economy is grappling with the coronavirus predicament.

  • Iran is unrivaled in Middle East for anti-corona measures: VP 2020-04-11 18:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran is unrivaled in Middle East for anti-corona measures: VP

    TEHRAN – Sourena Sattari, Vice President for Science and Technology, has said that Iran’s technological measures in the fight against coronavirus is unrivaled among the Middle Eastern countries.

  • dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy 2020-04-07 18:48

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Health Day: dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy

    TEHRAN – This time, medical professionals have gone far to help patients afflicted by the coronavirus, so the least we can do is supporting them and paying tribute to those putting themselves at risk battling against a dangerous enemy which is not even visible.

  • Asiatic cheetahs’ return to birthplace 2020-04-07 17:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Asiatic cheetahs’ return to birthplace: semi-captive living or reaching end of life?

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is transferring three Asiatic cheetahs kept in Tehran’s Pardisan Park to Semnan province where they have been born to live the rest of their life in semi-captive conditions because they are no longer able to reproduce.

  • COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds 2020-04-05 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds

    TEHRAN – These days, it is strictly recommended to wash our hands for 20 seconds as a great step to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but unfortunately many leave the tap running at the same time. This issue poses the greatest threat to the environment.

  • Nature Day manifests national empathy against coronavirus 2020-04-03 22:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nature Day manifests national empathy against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Nature Day was another manifestation of empathy of the Iranian nation in fight against the coronavirus, as people stayed home, despite their thousand-year-old tradition.

  • Single discarded latex glove on the street, used by people preventing coronavirus infection 2020-03-04 21:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari 

    Post-coronavirus crisis looming for the environment 

    TEHRAN – The rapid outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, among countries around the world is not only a huge challenge for the public health, but the environment will also bear its dire consequences.

  • Migratory birds death in Miankaleh wetland 2020-02-07 15:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    End of the line for Iran's bird-watching paradise?

    TEHRAN – Miankaleh international wetland has recently witnessed the death of over 13,000 migratory birds. Although veterinary organization announced that the birds have been killed due to the “botulinum toxin”, some environmentalists believe that water pollution and other factors that have not yet been investigated have caused unprecedented bird mortality in the area.

  • Will aflatoxins pose serious health risks to humans and livestock? 2020-01-22 17:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will aflatoxins pose serious health risks to humans and livestock?

    TEHRAN – Milk have always been an important source of calcium and protein for the human, while different contaminants such as aflatoxin can be found in milk mostly due to high aflatoxin exposure through livestock feed, now the question arises that does it pose a serious health threat to humans and livestock?

  • EB patients, the most oppressed victims of U.S. sanctions 2019-12-22 21:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    EB patients, the most oppressed victims of U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – Although food and medicine are claimed to be exempted from U.S. sanctions, financial and banking sanctions have limited the life-saving medicine trade which harshly targeted the patients suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare genetic disease that causes painful blistering of the skin.

  • International Mountain Day: natural treasure must be protected 2019-12-11 18:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    International Mountain Day: natural treasure must be protected

    TEHRAN – Mountains have long been home to people and a source of freshwater, however, they are currently under threat due to climate change and overexploitation, so this is the time to take steps toward protecting the nature’s valuable treasure.

  • Armenia should be more responsible for polluting Aras River 2019-11-23 20:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Armenia should be more responsible for polluting Aras River

    TEHRAN – Release of industrial pollutants by Armenia into the transboundary Aras River has raised many concerns in northwestern provinces of Iran. The neighboring country should take urgent measures on elimination of pollution in the river.

  • Iranian northwestern national parks share incredible biodiversity 2019-11-20 16:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian northwestern national parks share incredible biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The precious national parks of northwestern Iran are the most diverse of any in the country, differing from rainforest to wide shrub lands which share a great biological diversity, this time we will take a quick look at three incredible national parks located in East Azarbaijan province.

  • Meeting of ECO heads of meteorological organizations held in Tehran  2019-11-12 18:26

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Meeting of ECO heads of meteorological organizations held in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – The 3rd meeting of heads of meteorological organizations of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states held in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Air pollution 2019-10-13 18:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Choked by air pollution, Shahr-e Rey struggling to survive

    TEHRAN – As several cities in Tehran province are experiencing severe air pollution, high concentration of industrial and residential units as well as large amounts of emissions produced by vehicles and landfill sites are among the major sources of pollutants choking the ancient city of Shahr-e Rey, southern Tehran.

  • Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters 2019-10-13 11:52

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters

    TEHRAN – Having tackled over 34 out of 41 natural disasters identified worldwide, Iran is among the top countries most prone to natural disasters. Therefore, risk reduction and resilience is widely recognized emphasizing the need for making cities resilient to disasters. But what are the challenges on its way?