• WHO Representative Syed Jaffar Hussain 2022-02-15 18:08

    Iran firms up efforts in support of WHO for health care services to refugees

    TEHRAN - In a recent two-day visit to Zahedan University of Medical Sciences (UMS) in the southern and border province of Sistan-Baluchestan, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Syed Jaffar Hussain met with local health authorities to review the efforts made in scaling up health services in the province and to explore avenues of collaboration in promoting national plans in the area of health and health promotion in the area.

  • UNWTO not in favor of tight travel restrictions 2022-02-02 20:30

    UNWTO not in favor of tight travel restrictions

    TEHRAN – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced blanket travel restrictions cannot stop new virus variants from spreading.

  • WHO praises Iran for controlling malaria 2022-01-25 17:27

    WHO praises Iran for controlling malaria

    TEHRAN – Iran has not registered any native cases of malaria for three consecutive years, Tedros Adhanom Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said, praising Iran for controlling malaria.

  • WHO worried about Covid surge in Europe 2021-11-21 18:23

    WHO worried about Covid surge in Europe

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) is “very worried” about the spread of Covid in Europe as cases and deaths have surged ahead of the winter season.

  • جعفر حسین 2021-09-17 16:55

    WHO working to certify Iranian COVID vaccines

    TEHRAN – “We are collecting the necessary information for the registration and certification of Iranian-made coronavirus vaccines,” World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Iran Jaffar Hussain has said.

  • واکسیناسیون شبانه در تهران 2021-09-14 16:36

    Iran warns WHO of ‘vaccine apartheid’ threat

    TEHRAN – The Iranian deputy health minister has warned the World Health Organization of a ‘vaccine apartheid’ which ‘can be a threat to the global health’.

  • بهداشتی 2021-06-29 19:30

    Iran is a role model for primary health care: WHO

    TEHRAN - Ahmed al-Mandhari, the World Health Organization director for Eastern Mediterranean Region, has said the Islamic Republic of Iran is a role model for primary health care.

  • خون 2021-06-16 16:59

    Iran has highest blood donation rate in Eastern Mediterranean region

    TEHRAN - Iran currently has the highest blood donation rate in the Eastern Mediterranean region, so that some 2.5 million Iranians refer to blood donation centers across the country annually, Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Wednesday.

  • Seminar sharpens focus on how to safeguard traditional medicine 2021-03-07 18:41

    Seminar sharpens focus on how to safeguard traditional medicine

    TEHRAN – Tens of health and cultural heritage experts, academia, researchers, and students have begun discussing ways to safeguard traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage during an online seminar, which began in Tehran on Sunday.

  • کوواکس 2021-03-05 15:21

    Iran to begin COVAX COVID-19 vaccination in weeks

    TEHRAN – Iran will start the first phase of vaccinating prioritized groups against coronavirus using COVAX Facility vaccines as the country is projected to receive one million doses of the vaccine in the next two weeks.

  • No vaccine as effective as Iranian vaccine against UK variant 2021-02-17 18:06

    No vaccine as effective as Iranian vaccine against UK variant

    TEHRAN –Test results have shown that the Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine is highly effective against the British mutated coronavirus virus and no other vaccine in the world has been so effective, Minoo Mohrez, member of the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, has stated.

  • تست انسانی واکسن ایرانی کرونا 2021-01-11 15:02

    Letter to Guterres: Iran criticizes WHO for biased support of ‘inadequately-tested American vaccine'

    TEHRAN – The Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran has written a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, criticizing the World Health Organization for being biased in favor of inadequately-tested COVID-19 vaccines produced in the United States.

  • واکسن 2021-01-08 15:36

    Importing Pfizer vaccines ‘is no more the question’: Iranian Red Crescent Society

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent society issued a statement on Friday, stressing that importing Pfizer vaccines made by the United States ‘is no more the question’.

  • هملمن 2020-08-04 18:14

    Capable health system helps Iran contain coronavirus, Hamelmann says

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, has said that the country’s capable health system has greatly helped it contain the coronavirus outbreak.

  • سازمان جهانی بهداشت 2020-07-22 21:20

    WHO delivers 16 CT Scan machines to assist Iran in combating COVID-19

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 16 CT scan machines to strengthen Iran’s emergency response to COVID-19.

  • Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan stands in front of an Achaemenid-era (c. 550-330) bas-relief carving in an undated photo.  2020-06-22 18:24

    Iran ready to facilitate arrival of Afghan medical travelers: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering to make it easier for the Afghan nationals who are willing to visit the neighboring country for medical purposes, tourism minister has said.

  • All Iranian airports shielded against virus pandemic: EASA 2020-06-13 19:05

    All Iranian airports shielded against virus pandemic: EASA

    TEHRAN – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has recently published a list of airports worldwide it has concluded being shielded against the coronavirus outbreak, evaluating “all airports” in Iran as safe.

  • Trump 2020-06-05 20:14

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    The implications of declining U.S. leadership

    The Trump administration’s ongoing policy of withdrawal from international institutions—including the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 Paris Climate Change Accord, the Open Skies Treaty, and now the World Health Organization (WHO) in the middle of the greatest global health crisis—demonstrates the declining U.S. leadership ever since the post-World War II order was created.  This latest move is made at a time when the world relies heavily on the WHO’s leadership to steer the COVID-19 pandemic response.  

  • WHO lauds Iran’s “Each Home a Health Center” scheme 2020-06-01 18:32

    WHO lauds Iran’s “Each Home a Health Center” scheme

    TEHRAN – Christoph Hamelmann, World Health Organization’s representative to Iran, has praised a scheme called “Each Home a Health Center” launched in Iran to promote public health literacy and improve health culture in the society.

  • Mousavi 2020-05-31 18:50

    Tehran slams ‘irresponsible’ U.S. regime for WHO exit

    TEHRAN — Tehran has censured the “irresponsible” U.S. regime for ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the middle of the worldwide fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • 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.

  • WHO representative briefs Iran’s efforts in fight against COVID-19 2020-05-26 18:29

    Photo: Shahab Ghayoumi

    WHO representative briefs Iran’s efforts in fight against COVID-19

    Photo collection depicts Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, WHO representative in Iran, briefing the country’s efforts to counter the coronavirus pandemic, the vaccine development process, and COVID-19 origin during an interview with the Tehran Times journalist at his office on May 11, 2020.

  • The director of Pasteur Institute of Iran, Dr. Alireza Biglari (left) received the new COVID-19 test kits from the WHO representative in the I.R. Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann (right). 2020-05-09 18:43

    WHO provides Iran with 100,000 COVID-19 test kits

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization has delivered 100,000 coronavirus diagnostic kits to Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • File photo depicts international travelers posing for a photo during their visits to the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the mighty Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BC), in southern Iran. 2020-05-09 18:09

    COVID-19 cuts foreign arrivals in Iran by 15.8%: UNWTO

    TEHRAN – Iran has suffered an average 15.8 percent fall in foreign arrivals during the first three months of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) that analyzes impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism.

  • اولین بیمارستان میزبان کرونا 2020-05-08 17:14

    Oman sends anti-COVID-19 consignment to Iran

    TEHRAN – Oman has dispatched a batch of sanitary and medical items to Iran to help the neighboring country in the fight against coronavirus.

  • Professor Hisae Nakanishi 2020-05-04 00:21

    By Professor Hisae Nakanishi

    Economic sanctions and novel coronavirus: What is humanity today?

    Iran has faced dual and unprecedented challenges now. One is a large number of citizens infected with the novel coronavirus. The shortage of medicine and medical equipment is profound. The other challenge is how to tackle the impacts of prolonged economic sanctions.

  • WHO 2020-04-28 15:32

    WHO's non-political nature prevents it from questioning U.S. for poor healthcare services amid COVID-19 outbreak

    The World Health Organization has always rendered its services to the world countries away from political considerations otherwise it would hold accountable the U.S. for the Washington's poor healthcare services to the Americans when the country faces the heaviest waves of the novel coronavirus disease.

  • David Yagoubian 2020-04-19 10:11

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    WHO defunding 'not surprising' for those familiar with US’ unilateralism: expert

    TEHRAN- A US academic believes that Trump’s controversial decision to halt the World Health Organization funds is a continuation of the regime’s unilateralism in the international arena.

  • Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili and Iran’s tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan visiting Tehran’s Golestan Palace on Nov. 12, 2018 / Photo by ILNA 2020-04-03 22:07

    UNWTO calls for action to help virus-hit tourism

    TEHRAN – The UNITED Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently released a set of recommendations, calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has crippled traveling and jeopardized related jobs all over the globe.

  • انستیتو پاستور 2020-03-15 19:31

    Over 6,000 being tested for COVID-19 in Iran per day

    TEHRAN – More than 6,000 people are being tested for COVID-19 in Iran per day at about 50 state-run laboratories across the country, the Pasteur Institute of Iran’s director Alireza Biglari has said.