MoU to Improve Community Health

MoU to Improve Community HealthMoU to Improve Community Health

The health minister has urged the ministry of culture to prevent advertisements of harmful products. Dr. Seyyed Hassan Hashemi and Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which emphasizes community health promotion and prevention of diseases.

Hashemi stressed the culture ministry’s important role in “preventing advertisements of harmful products and raising people’s knowledge on adopting healthy lifestyle.”

Without multi-sector cooperation “we will not accomplish our goals and fulfill our mission in the area of health.”  The health ministry at best can only meet 20% of the measures for a healthy community,” IRNA quoted him as saying.

Most of the flaws, particularly in the field of health and hygiene are the result of cultural shortcomings. The reason for societal complexities today such as issues of air pollution, smoking hookah, traffic accidents and cardiovascular diseases is due to lack of people’s awareness, he added.