Mass-screening as an alternative way of quarantine in Iran during COVID-19 pandemic

Corresponding Author: Dr. Fatemeh RezaeiEmail: f.rezaei.pro@gmail.com Adopting effective coping strategies in a worsening crisis situation require authorities to identify, assess, and plan immediately the situation. The challenge we are currently facing in Iran is COVID-19, which has received widespread attention due to the rising number of death and illnesses in the community. The Iranian government…

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Cultural diversity in the health sector & implications

Some countries due to their special cultural and social context have more cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity than other parts. Societies like India, Iran, and other neighboring countries may have such variations or differences more than other countries. Of course, it cannot be said that other countries are exempted from this, while today most countries…

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Community-based interventions needed to improve public mental health:

Public mental health is a major concern nowadays. Mental health has a direct impact on the quality of life of an individual. Recent reports of mental health say that 1 in every 8 people in the world lives with a mental disorder. Inequities in social determinants of health are the considerable cause of this public…

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Why online Masters in Public Health must be confined to dustbins

At times I get intrigued by some questions which people raise wanting to do an online Masters in Public Health ( MPH) programme. I don’t get annoyed but amused with the thought of an online programme. After years of dedicated work in the field, we still never have the right kind of confidence in bringing…

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Electronic Health Records – A boon or A bane?

Electronic Health Records (EHR) is a current rising necessity in health systems. EHR was initially used for improving the health services but now is gaining importance & used for improving public health & better population health outcomes. The interoperability & sharing of the EHR in real time across different actors is bringing positive differences explicitly.…

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Time to overhaul the approach to Global Health

Global health has been a terminology widely used, but seldom taken seriously when it comes to addressing health equity as a sustainable goal. Low- and Middle-Income Countries are hardest hit when it comes to addressing development challenges that surround the public health sector and development financing isn’t talent friendly and often builds on obsolete ideas…

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Doing CSR strategically for healthcare

Doing CSR strategically for healthcare: Physician’s Public Health Diary

When I first started out in the development sector, everyone I met told me get developmental funds via Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as if that was something every company wanted to give away and did not know what to do. Also, people confidently told me to approach some big companies who often maintained inaccessibility. As…

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