The World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted the Persian Medicine National Coding for International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Iran attended the World Health Organization’s consultative sessions on developing a draft of a new traditional medicine strategy as the only representative from West Asia.
Foreign patients from 164 countries are visiting Iran to receive medical treatment services, Saeed Karimi, the deputy health minister, has said.
Iran has experienced a significant rise in exports of medicine and medical equipment in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year that started on March 21.
The Ministry of Health is planning to start offering insurance services for at least three branches of traditional medicine by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2024).
Iran expects to increase the exports of medicine to around $200 million in the current year that started on March 21, from some $60 million last year.
From 2006 to 2021, the publication of Iranian articles in the field of traditional medicine has increased by about ten times, according to data released by the SCImago Journal of Traditional Medicines.
Vice President for Science and Technology, Rouhollah Dehghani, has said the medicinal herbs industry needs long-term planning.
International organizations should help independent countries to remove illegal sanctions imposed on Iran’s pharmaceutical sector, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi has said.
A total of eight faculties and 13 educational groups of Iranian traditional medicine are operating in universities of medical sciences, Nafiseh Hosseini Yekta, the director of the health ministry’s Persian medicine office, has said.