Iran in transition

Danaei, G. and Farzadfar, F. and Kelishadi, R. and Rashidian, A. and Rouhani, O.M. and Ahmadnia, S. and Ahmadvand, A. and Arabi, M. and Ardalan, A. and Arhami, M. and Azizi, M.H. and Bahadori, M. and Baumgartner, J. and Beheshtian, A. and Djalalinia, S. and Doshmangir, L. and Haghdoost, A.A. and Haghshenas, R. and Hosseinpoor, A.R. and Islami, F. and Kamangar, F. and Khalili, D. and Madani, K. and Masoumi-Asl, H. and Mazyaki, A. and Mirchi, A. and Moradi, E. and Nayernouri, T. and Niemeier, D. and Omidvari, A.-H. and Peykari, N. and Pishgar, F. and Qorbani, M. and Rahimi, K. and Rahimi-Movaghar, A. and Tehrani, F.R. and Rezaei, N. and Shahraz, S. and Takian, A. and Tootee, A. and Ezzati, M. and Jamshidi, H.R. and Larijani, B. and Majdzadeh, R. and Malekzadeh, R. (2019) Iran in transition. The Lancet, 393 (10184). pp. 1984-2005.

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Being the second-largest country in the Middle East, Iran has a long history of civilisation during which several dynasties have been overthrown and established and health-related structures have been reorganised. Iran has had the replacement of traditional practices with modern medical treatments, emergence of multiple pioneer scientists and physicians with great contributions to the advancement of science, environmental and ecological changes in addition to large-scale natural disasters, epidemics of multiple communicable diseases, and the shift towards non-communicable diseases in recent decades. Given the lessons learnt from political instabilities in the past centuries and the approaches undertaken to overcome health challenges at the time, Iran has emerged as it is today. Iran is now a country with a population exceeding 80 million, mainly inhabiting urban regions, and has an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, malignancies, mental disorders, substance abuse, and road injuries. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

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WS Pediatrics
QW Microbiology. Immunology
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