Listening to the voice of people: first Iran National Health Assembly

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تاریخ نمایه سازی: 9 آبان 1401

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Background: People's participation in health affairs has been given more importance, recently. Establishment of the first National Health Assembly (NHA) in Iran was to shape dialogue among stakeholders and advocacy for health among all non-health sectors; decentralizing health decision making process, involving community and societies in health policy and planning, identification, appreciation, and development of health policies and measures in all economic, social, and cultural institutions of the country. This report summarized the Iranian context, process, and procedures of the establishment of the first NHA in Iran.Presentation of case: To ensure participation of all people around the country, provincial health assemblies, district health assemblies, and neighborhood health assemblies were formed throughout the country. The main theme selected for the ۱st NHA was “Health for All, All for Health”.Conclusion: The final statement mentioned that health is a citizens’ right and all people and organizations are responsible for it; therefore, cultural activities and legal support are needed for the institutionalization of social accountability for health.

Authors

Ali Asghar Farshad

Occupational Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Narges Rostamigooran

Secretariat of Supreme Council of Health and Food Security, Tehran, Iran

Masoud Motalebi Ghaen

Occupational Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abbas Vosoogh

Health Policy Secretariat, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

Roksana Mirkazemi

Founder and Director, Farzanegan Nik Andish Institute for the Development of Knowledge and Technology, Tehran, Iran