The first meeting of WHOCCs


The first meeting of WHOCCs was held, on 7, Jun 2014 at the central library of Iran University of Medical Sciences .

Dr.Hashemi,the ministry of health and medical education ,Dr Malekzadeh ,the vice-chancellor of research and technology of MOHME, Dr.Asadi Lari ,the manager of international affairs of MOHME ,and some of the high-level directors of World Helath Organization( WHO) from the centeral office of EMRO and the representative office of Iran attended the meeting to discuss and assess the procedure of developing the technological and scientific collaboration of research centers with WHO.

Dr. Asadi Lari stated 16 research centers of Iran confirmed by WHO are active now and 10 research centers applied to become WHOCCs.

According his speech, the aim of holding the meeting was to encourage WHOCCs and other research centers to become familiar with each other and also to direct them to collaborate with WHO.


The first designation workshop


workshop was held on, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, with the presence of Kerman University of Medical Sciences' (KMU) research centers .

Dr. Roozbeh Bashar and Dr. Maryam Fazeli, from the Department of Research and References on Rabies, were present as lecturers.

Initially Dr. Bagher Amirhaydari, KMU director of international relations, commented on the importance and necessity of networking and also its

Importance for WHO, then Dr Bashar and Dr fazeli presented the process of being a WHO collaborating center


Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU) welcomed the representative of WHO in Iran


Dr. Christoph Hamelmann traveled to Kerman to get familiar with the research, education and health activities of Kerman University of Medical

Sciences. In his first meeting with the Chancellor and Vice-chancellors of the University, he went on to learn about the KMU internationalization

activities and the activities of research centers including Leishmaniasis, Hydatid Cyst, Oral and Dental Diseases, Environmental Health Engineering,

HIV/HUB and the WHOCCs Secretariat in a two-hour meeting held in Pars Hotel in Kerman. The representative of the World Health Organization in

Iran expressed appreciation for the activities carried out by these research centers.

During his stay, he also visited the Maternity Facility Center in Zangiabad, Malayeri and Vahdat Health Services Centers for immigrants and


The Institute for Futures Studies in Health (IFSH) received Dr. Hamelmann on Wed. November 28 and the heads of the IFSH research centers as

well as KMU Think Tank introduced their centers and achievements.

In the afternoon, Dr. Hamelmann paid a visit to one of the KMU Drop-in-Centers and got familiar with Rostam project, being carried out by



The first meeting of research centers 


A meeting was held in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME)'s Deputy of Research and Technology to encourage research centers

to be more active in the international arena and to strengthen their cooperation with WHO. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat of WHO

Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs) settled in Kerman University of Medical Sciences in cooperation with the Ministry of Health's Deputy of Research.

The aim of the meeting was to utilize the scientific capacity of the country's active research centers (taking the WHO criteria into account), so that

these centers can interact and cooperate effectively at the international level.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education, with the goal of developing internationalization, emphasizes further interactions with WHO within the

framework of WHOCCs and carrying out the international research project

Increasing cooperation with international organizations, especially with WHO, in the fields of research, education and healthcare services helps to

solve the health problems of the country. This will contribute to the use of the international resources to promote the country's health goals and


In order to expand and strengthen the international scientific relations with the international organizations, at the end of the meeting, it was agreed

that it is absolutely necessary to establish comprehensive programs and to perform constructive and positive roles in order to take actions towards

improving health standards in the country and the region.


The second designation workshop


The second designation workshop organized by secretariat of WHO collaborating centres was held on ,on 10 july 2019,at the ministry of health and

medical education (MOHME) S deputy of research and technology for active research centres and those with collaborating potentional to improve

international communication .











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