UNICEF and the Ministry of Health renewed partnership to strengthen child health

20 May 2021

UNICEF and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education renewed their partnership agreement to enhance the capacity of MOHME to strengthen neonatal, child and adolescent physical, mental and psycho-social health, HIV/ADIS prevention and care, and nutrition programmes, with a specific focus on less advantaged areas. 

In light of the COVID outbreak, support to MOHME include provision of uninterrupted health and nutrition services, particularly for immunization programmes, as well as support for improving the resilience of primary health care system to emergencies and disaster situations.

The partnership also includes strengthening national capacities and coordination for prevention, early detection and response to child maltreatment.

The joint work plan, which will end in December 2022, was signed by Ms. Mandeep O’Brien, UNICEF Iran Representative and Dr. Alireza Raiessi, Deputy Minister for Health on 16 May 2021.


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