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Riazi-Isfahani S, Moradi-Lakeh M, Mafimoradi S, Majdzadeh R. Universal health coverage in Iran: Health-related intersectoral actions . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2018; 32 (1) :773-778
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5427-en.html
Knowledge Utilization Research Center (KURC) & Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , rezamajd@tums.ac.ir
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The majority of modifiable health outcomes are attributable to factors that are outside the direct reach of the health systems and can only be reached through intersectoral actions. In recent years, Iran implemented a series of reforms in the health sector called Health Transformation Plan (HTP). This paper  aimed to review health-related intersectoral actions in Iran that have focused on interventions conducted after HTP implementation and to compare the interventions against the recommendations by World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Findings showed that intersectoral governance interventions are the strongest points and have the most compatibility with the recommendations, while intersectoral environmental interventions are the weakest points. Also, many of the interventions have not yet been completely implemented. Moreover, continuity and sustainability of the policies and programs are still a concern.
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Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: Health System

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