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Presentation of Dr. Shahriari Afshar in the Second Shanghai Cooperation Organization Women’s Forum

The Second Shanghai Cooperation Organization Women’s Forum was held on 15 and 16 of May 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Representative of FHA Iran was Dr. Safieh Shahriari Afshar, gynecologist, academic member and Patron who participated in this forum with invitation of Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs and as an official delegation of Islamic Republic of Iran.

Dr. Shahriari gave her lecture on panel called “Investments in health and education: opportunities for regional cooperation” in the first day of forum. Her presentation has done in two parts: Achievements of Health sector in Islamic Republic of Iran and giving services to women and girls in order to have access to SRHR.

Dr. Shahriari mentioned some points in the achievements of Health sector in Islamic Republic of Iran: Expanding integrated PHC through the country, improvement in quantity and quality of access to SRHR services, supporting of supreme leader and religious people for all health issues and its related laws, improvement in health economics indicators, insurance for all, increasing of woman literacy rate and improvement in Health indicators.

Also, next part of her speech was about giving services by FHA Iran. In this regard, Patron of FHA Iran talked about education and advocacy, giving harm reduction and SRHR services to women and girls, partnership and cooperation, monitoring, evaluation and research and international activities.

At the end of lecture, challenges and recommendation of FHA Iran for continuations of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Women’s Forum was expressed.

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