1.Is it possible to have a travel health insurance in Iran?
Absolutely yes. For those who are not able to get a travel health insurance prior to travel to Iran for any reason, it is possible to submit for a travel health insurance while in Iran. For more information please refer to Travel Health Insurance via WorldTravelIran.com
2.What are the emergency numbers in Iran?
115 is the medical emergency number in Iran.
3.Is vaccination necessary to travel to Iran?
The World Health Organization recommends that all travelers regardless of the region they are travelling in should be covered for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio, as well as hepatitis B. While making preparations to travel, take the opportunity to ensure that all of your routine vaccination cover is complete. However, in Iran outbreaks are rare.
4.How is the health observed in Iran?
According to UNICEF, in the past three decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has adopted a policy aimed at more strongly addressing the needs of its population. a Primary Health Care network has been established throughout the country. In rural areas, each village or group of villages contains a Health House, staffed by trained “Behvarz” or community health workers. These Health Houses, which constitute the basic building blocks for Iran’s health network, are the health system’s first point of contact with the community in rural areas. In addition, Rural Health Centers were put in place. They include a physician, a health technician and an administrator, and deal with more complex health problems. In urban areas, similarly distributed urban health posts and Health Centers have been established. The whole network is managed and administered through District Health Centers, answerable to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The universities of medical sciences, of which one exists in each province, play an important role in medical education and in the provision of health services. The Chancellor of the university as executive director of the provincial health services is also in charge of all district health centers and hospitals.
5.How is health coverage observed in Iran?
A World Bank report found that compared to the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, "health indicators [in Iran] are usually above regional averages. This success is based on the effective delivery of primary health care which almost balanced health care outcomes in rural and urban areas." Because the Iranian constitution guarantees basic health care, most public clinics, vaccination programs and prescription drugs are heavily subsidized by the state. According to the Economist, around 73% of Iranians are insured through the public health ministry and the social security program.
6.What are the significant health indicators in Iran?
According to UNICEF, Iran has fairly good health indicators. More than 85 per cent of the population in rural and deprived regions, for instance, has access to primary health care services. The infant mortality rate is 28.6 per 1,000 live births; under-five mortality rate is 34 per 1,000 and maternal mortality rate is 25 per 100,000 live births. Poliomyelitis has been reduced to the point of near-eradication and the coverage of immunization for children and pregnant women is very extensive. Access to safe drinking water has been provided for over 90 per cent of Iran’s rural and urban population. More than 80 per cent of the population has access to sanitary facilities.
7.How is the medical equipment in Iran?
With over 400 medical research facilities and 76 medical magazine indexes available in the country, Iran is the 19th country in medical research and is set to become the 10th within 10 years (2012). Clinical sciences are invested in highly in Iran. The Department of Medical Equipment in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) is responsible for supervising imports in this segment. Iran has undergone the primary stages of development in terms of industrialization and a strong indigenous manufacturing capability exists in the country.