IRI Medical Council News


  • WHO new guidelines on HIV prevention and treatment released

    On 1 December 2014 and on the occasion of World AIDS Day, as announced earlier, World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and the use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-related infections among adults, adolescents and children.
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  • MDR-TB Online Course presented by WMA

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is difficult to treat and there exists a dearth of information about this infectious disease. The WMA therefore volunteered to produce a learning program for the MDR-TB Guidelines. This MDR-TB online course exists as a free self-learning online tool in English and Mandarin Chinese allowing physicians worldwide to learn and test their knowledge about MDR-TB.
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  • Web-based courses accredited by WMA

    In October 2014, the ICRC launched a new e-learning on health care responsibilities in times of conflict and other emergencies. This module is specifically designed to help health-care personnel understand the effects of violence on health care, their own rights and responsibilities and ethical dilemmas they may face in situations of violence.
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  • Message by Dr. Zali, IRIMC President on the occasion of world AIDS Day

    Dr. Zali emphasized that the necessary features for tackling the spread of HIV infection would be: educating people, introducing practical measures for HIV/AIDS control, closing the gap for accessing to prevention and treatment services nationwide, protecting health care professionals against biological health hazards as well as providing safe health care facilities and forging an effective national partnership and commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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  • On the occasion of World AIDS Day, National HIV Diagnostic Laboratory Network opened

    On 29 November 2014, National HIV Diagnostic Laboratory Network (HIVDLN) opened simultaneously in 11 principal laboratories located in Medical Universities nationwide, while the official inaugural ceremony was held in Tehran.
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  • Ahead of World AIDS Day, the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Iran released

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. WAD is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma, improving education, mobilizing resources and raising funds for the global response to HIV/AIDS. Raising awareness of HIV is essential to reach a zero new HIV infections. A red AIDS awareness ribbon worn around World AIDS Day is a symbol of awareness, support and remembrance of those affected by HIV.
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  • UNICEF and World AIDS Day

    UNICEF has generated a hashtag indicating that "AIDS free generation is within reach" to celebrate the breakthrough regarding averting HIV infections among children under 15. According to data released by UNICEF on 28 November ahead of World AIDS Day, an estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013.
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  • Dr. Zali, IRIMC President congratulated Dr. Broumand on his prestigious award

    Dr. Zali, IRIMC President acknowledged Dr. Broumand's consistent effort and his exceptional and eminent contributions to the development of nephrology in Iran as well as our region. He extended his warm congratulations to him for this well deserved honor.
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  • Iranian nephrologist is the Laureate of 2015 ISN Pioneer Award for the Middle East

    Dr. Behrooz Broumand, an accomplished academic medical scientist, nephrologist, the Father of Nephrology in Iran and the Chair of first Iranian Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Center has been selected by ISN (International Society of Nephrology) as the winner of 2015 ISN Pioneer Award for the Middle East. Pioneer Awards honor the unsung heroes of Nephrology and acknowledge their remarkable and sustained contributions to this domain.
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  • Short-term and long-term psychosocial therapy could reduce the risk of repeated deliberate self-harm

    According to a study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD which is published in the Lancet Psychiatry, Short-term psychosocial therapy could significantly reduce the risk of repeated deliberate self-harm, suicide and general mortality among individuals who have already tried to take their own lives. The findings are highly important as earlier on September 2014, WHO called for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide.
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  • FIP partners Fight the Fakes

    FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) has officially joined Fight the Fakes. This is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit medicines through giving a voice to those who have been personally impacted by counterfeit medicines and sharing the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health.
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  • WCPT launches art and health competition

    According to WCPT, following the success of WCPT’s first ever art and health competition launched ahead of the WCPT Congress in 2011, WCPT is pleased to announce the launch of its second competition. The work of the finalists will be displayed in an art and health exhibition at the WCPT Congress in Singapore in May 2015.
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  • Introducing the new food-based dietary guidelines website

    FAO has launched a new website on food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) which will serve as a platform for information exchange on nutritional guidelines from across the world. The site currently holds a growing collection of FBDGs from more than 100 countries, and will be continuously updated as guidelines are created and revised.
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  • 4th National Session of IRIMC Disciplinary Committees Directors

    The 4th national session of Disciplinary Committees Directors of IRIMC regional branches was held by IRI Medical Council in Tehran at Shahid Beheshti University International Convention Center on 20-21 November 2014. IRIMC Disciplinary Committees are charged with examining alleged breaches of discipline within Medical Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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