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Iran WHOCCs hold 1st meeting

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Heads of the 16 WHO collaboration centers in Iran gathered in Tehran for the first time to clarify their responsibilities and their contributions to the WHO agenda. Although all sixteen have been collaborating with the World Health Organization separately for the first time they are putting their efforts together to and making sure that they’re all going down the same path.
Currently there are over 700 WHO collaborating centers in more than 80 countries around the world. In the Middle East Iran stands first with 16 active centers which account for 28% of the centers in the region. This gathering has helped streamline the work of these collaboration centers with WHO policies in order to make sure that their preferences match with Iran’s national requirements AND WHO regional and global priorities. The spotlight is mainly on Iran’s national research priorities in the context of WHO reform strategies. The development of joint plan and how to feed it into the WHO program is the challenging part of the discussions.