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News > I.R. Iran Health minister attending PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum in India

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Dr. Hashemi Visits India

I.R. Iran Health minister attending PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum in India

Iranian Health Minister Dr. Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi travelled to India to attend The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) Partners’ Forum which kicked off on Wednesday 12 December 2018. 

The two-day event is a multi-constituency partnership hosted by the World Health Organization and seeks to achieve universal access to comprehensive, high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care. 

The Partnership has brought together 1,200 partners dedicated to the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement and the achievement of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (Global Strategy) on December 12 and 13, 2018, in New Delhi, India.

Hosted by the Government of India the 2018 Forum revolves around improving multi-sectoral action for results, sharing country solutions and capturing the best practices and knowledge within and among the health sector and related sectors. 

According to the World Health Organization it will also emphasize the importance of people- centered accountability bringing forward the voices and lived realities of women, children and adolescents through innovative programming and creative projects.

Qazizadeh-Hashemi is also scheduled to deliver speeches over the course of the two-day event. 

Based on a report by Fars news agency over one of the scientific panels held in the Forum the minister is planned to make a speech on the innovative measures taken to raise fund for better execution of maternal and newborn child health in Iran. 

Dr. Hashemi in this visit to India also met with honorable Prime Minister of India, the Union Minister of Health, Minister of Commerce and  Minister of Ayush of the government of Republic of India and discussed boosting and expanding bilateral cooperation in the area of health and related services, equipment and products.

The Minister also paid a visit to the Apollo hospital in Delhi on Thursday 13the December and met with founder of this hospital

On Thursday night Dr. Hashemi attended a gathering of business people in area of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment from Iran and India in the Embassy of I.R.Iran-New Delhi.


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