News ID: 2912
Published: 1157 GMT October 07, 2014

Plan to improve women's health

All Iranian women will be covered by a health plan called "Health and Hope Travelogue”, said the head of Volunteer Organization of Iran’s Red Crescent Society.

Farahnaz Rafe' added that the plan aims to identify diseases prevalent in the country.

"Efforts will also be made to use the capacity of IRCS volunteer physicians to promote the culture of health and reduce the incidence of diseases, especially cancer," she said.

The official noted that the plan will be launched on Oct. 19 in Golestan province, adding that later it will be implemented in all provinces.

She noted that the plan aims to enhance the role of charity organizations and volunteer groups for health promotion.

“Prevention of diseases is the main strategy of the plan,” she said, adding that studies will be conducted on people’s health before launching the plan.

Rafe’ said in August that IRCS's Volunteer Organization has 17,000 general physicians and specialists who provide health and treatment services in vulnerable regions.
“More than 1.2 million people have been visited by IRCS volunteer physicians nationwide in the past 12 months,” she said.
The official noted that IRCS has dispatched over 2,100 health caravans to various parts of the country and established more than 6,000 tents to provide health services during the period.
Rafe’ said 240,000 physicians are members of Iran’s Medical Organization, 17,000 of whom have joined IRCS voluntarily.

IRCS is a relief, rescue and medical aid organization of Iran.

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