September 16, 2019
 In 2024-Tuberculosis

Topic: 2024-Tuberculosis
Country: Iran
Delegate Name: Allison Edwards

In Iran, tuberculosis control has been a high priority and many control plans have been created. Yet, tuberculosis in the nation of Iran remains a public health issue. In 2015, for every 100,000 people, there were 16 incidences of tuberculosis. Iran is taking many proactive steps to reduce the number of cases in their population. These steps include identifying people groups/minority groups that may be more at risk or affected by tuberculosis. In Iran, this group includes those living in poor conditions with lesser access to food. The nation of Iran would look favorably upon lessening the time from diagnosis to treatment as this would drastically stop the spread of tuberculosis.

Iran recognizes the role that immigration plays in the spread of tuberculosis. A study by the International Journal of Health Policy and Management states that immigrants contribute to a large amount of TB cases and the trend is increasing. Iran utilizes Active Case Finding (ACF) to identify tuberculosis cases and provide care to Afghan refugees seeking residence in Iran.

Furthermore, Iran has a national tuberculosis plan that has been funded by a global fund grant. This global fund grant has been funded by WHO, the CDC, and the UNDP. This program ensures that the TB program in Iran can run smoothly and accomplish its goals. The goals of Iran’s TB control program include education for the public and in schools, more laboratories, and increased supervision of TB patients. The nation of Iran is looking forward to working with other nations to combat this pervasive issue and to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens.

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“The Pattern of Tuberculosis in Iran: A National Cross-Sectional Study.” Iranian Journal of Public Health, 14 Jan. 2023,, Accessed 23 June 2023.Moosazadeh, Mahmood, et al.
“Does Tuberculosis Have a Seasonal Pattern among Migrant Population Entering Iran?” International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 2, no. 4, 2014, pp. 181–185, Accessed 1 Dec. 2019.

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