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The victory of the Islamic Revolution of the Iranian people in February 26, 1957, led to progress and progress in all fields, one of which was in the field of health. According to statistics, after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, many advances have been made in various fields, including health. Increasing the number of hospitals and treatment centers, health development, increasing life expectancy and reducing mortality of children under one year and reducing maternal mortality, increasing the number of doctors and health professionals and the growth of medical universities, upgrading medical equipment and … is part of the achievements of the Islamic Revolution in the field of medicine and health. Being a pioneer in genetic engineering The unparalleled success of Iranian scientists in the preparation, freezing and storage of embryonic stem cells, more than which was monopolized by 9 countries in the world, and Iran is among the top 5 countries in the world in the field of stem cells. Efforts to repair the pancreas to produce insulin to treat diabetes, for the first time in the world, have been a relentless effort by scientists in the last 40 decades. Also, after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Iran has taken the second place in bone marrow transplantation. The medical situation of the country One of the most important medical achievements of Iran after the Islamic Revolution is the favorable position of the Iranian medical community; However, before the Islamic Revolution, there were many obstacles and problems in this field, so that even before the revolution, big cities had a shortage of doctors. One of the causes of these problems was the lack or lack of expertise of the doctor. Hence, doctors from other countries, such as India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, were used; But with the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the medical situation of the country changed, that is, with the expansion of medical schools and the quantitative and qualitative growth of medicine and human resources in various fields of medicine and health, the needs were met. Therefore, today Iran has become one of the hubs of research, technology, health, health education and physicians in the region and is in the top ranks in the world in many fields of medicine and health. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) also praised Iran’s primary care system in a report: “Over the past three decades, Iran has pursued policies to address the needs of the people nationwide; Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has expanded its health network throughout the country and in every city and village; Iran has good health indicators; “More than 85% of the rural population and deprived areas of Iran have access to primary care services.” The organization continues its report on the state of health in Iran and writes: “Health indicators in the Islamic Republic have improved greatly in the last thirty years and are now higher than the regional average. Due to the expansion of health centers throughout the country, these indicators are equal in urban and rural areas of Iran 96% self-reliance in the field of drug production In the production of medicine before the Iranian revolution, mainly with the help of foreign companies, it produced about 25% of the drugs it needed. On the other hand, many patients were sent abroad for treatment, but now, relying on domestic capacity, more than 96 percent of the required drugs are produced in the country, and the Islamic Republic of Iran has become one of the exporters of drugs.
Reduce mortality In the years before the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the occurrence of infectious diseases was one of the main problems of the country and the main part of deaths in the country was due to infectious diseases and diseases caused by childbirth, pregnancy and …. Obviously, the continuation of such issues could have dire consequences. Also, the death rate of children under the age of one in Iran in the years before the revolution was 102 children under the age of one per 1,000 children per year, which was a terrible statistic; That is, at that time, one in 10 Iranian children born under the age of one died. In terms of under-one-year mortality and life expectancy, the situation in Iran was unsatisfactory even among less developed countries. At that time, the under-five mortality rate was 174% per 1,000 people; That is, one in five Iranian children would die by the age of five. Fortunately, this figure has now dropped to 15.6, which is a very important figure. We have also been able to reduce deaths from infectious diseases, mothers, infants and nutrition, accidents and incidents in recent decades; However, we have not yet reached the ideal point in the field of accident prevention. According to the World Bank, the number of child deaths in 1990 was 2016 and the number of deaths in 2015 was 25; And Iran ranked 11th in terms of reducing child mortality from 1960 to 2015. Reduce mortality In the years before the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the occurrence of infectious diseases was one of the main problems of the country and the main part of deaths in the country was due to infectious diseases and diseases caused by childbirth, pregnancy and …. Obviously, the continuation of such issues could have dire consequences. Also, the death rate of children under the age of one in Iran in the years before the revolution was 102 children under the age of one per 1,000 children per year, which was a terrible statistic; That is, at that time, one in 10 Iranian children born under the age of one died. In terms of under-one-year mortality and life expectancy, the situation in Iran was unsatisfactory even among less developed countries. At that time, the under-five mortality rate was 174% per 1,000 people; That is, one in five Iranian children would die by the age of five. Fortunately, this figure has now dropped to 15.6, which is a very important figure. We have also been able to reduce deaths from infectious diseases, mothers, infants and nutrition, accidents and incidents in recent decades; However, we have not yet reached the ideal point in the field of accident prevention. According to the World Bank, the number of child deaths in 1990 was 2016 and the number of deaths in 2015 was 25; And Iran ranked 11th in terms of reducing child mortality from 1960 to 2015. One hundred percent coverage of vaccinations Before the Islamic Revolution, 70% of deaths were due to infectious diseases, the main reason being 30% vaccination coverage; While today the vaccination coverage in the country is 100%. Polio has been eradicated in the country for 15 years, and diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox and measles have reached a minimum and about zero, and infectious diseases are the cause of less than 10% of deaths in Iran.