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East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Jul;6(4):822-5.

Primary health care networks in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Teheran, Islamic Republic of Iran.


The progress towards achieving health for all in the Islamic Republic of Iran is reported in this paper with particular reference to primary health care networks. The establishment of the networks is outlined and the vital elements within the system described, such as the community health workers (behvarz) and the health information system. Areas of achievement are reviewed.

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