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Generating evidence to strengthen intersectionality and gender research efforts in infectious disease prevention and control

Deadline for submission: 17 August 2020 (17:00 CET

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Institutions from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) working on public health, gender and intersectionality research, implementation research, infectious disease prevention and control, are invited to submit individual or collaborative research proposals where two or more institutions are forming a consortium.


WHO delivers 16 CT scan machines to assist Islamic Republic of Iran combat COVID-19

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Tehran, 21 July 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 16 CT scan machines to strengthen Islamic Republic of Iran’s emergency response to COVID-19.

CT scanning is a key component of clinical diagnosis of COVID-19 patients. The units, worth more than US$ 4 million, were procured by WHO through support from the governments of Japan and Kuwait.


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WHO/EMRO, Regional Webinar on Ethics of COVID-19 Research in EMR: Governance, Regulations, Monitoring Mechanisms

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7 July 2020‒ WHO/EMRO, held the Regional Webinar on Ethics of COVID-19 Research in EMR:  Governance, Regulations, Monitoring Mechanisms. 

The meeting was inaugurated by Dr Ahmed Mandil, Coordinator, Research and Innovation  of EMR office. 

Then, the meeting continued by a lecture by  Prof Amir Jafarey, Head of Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, Karachi, Pakistan  on the   background of his center, Pakistan experience, proposed recommendations”.

The second speaker was Prof Bagher Larijani,  Director of  Center for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Iran, who provided the meeting audience with talks on Iran experience against Covid-19. 


WHO representative visited Kerman University of Medical Sciences

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Dr.Cristoph Hamelmann visited Kerman University of Medical Sciences on 16th february 2020 and attended the meeting being held at the Directorate of International Affairs of KMU.

Dr.Amir Heidari, the Director of International Affairs, joined via video-conference and presented a report about the activities carried out and the future plan of the secretariat of WHOCCs.

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