THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Iran's malaria health services available to seasonal workers

Iranians, Afghans, and Pakistanis have same malaria health services | Courtesy of wikipedia.org
Iran provides malaria diagnosis, treatment and care services without any cost, whether the patients are Iranians or seasonal workers from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Recent statistics demonstrate that there are just three provinces of Zahedan, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas with a total of 578 health centers and health houses. All of these facilities have Rapid Diagnostic Tests kits. These results indicated the highest number of positive malaria cases found in seasonal workers. 

The newly adopted approach of free malaria services for everyone can help to save many lives and stop malaria transmission from reintroducing itself into the region.

There are 2.8 million people in the population who have insurance, but more than 125,000 of them are Afghans and 50 percent of these Afghans live in rural areas.

Malaria treatment and other services that are offered to Pakistanis and Afghans who reside in Iran include the distribution of Long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets.

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