Tehran, Iran, January 2019
The Sports Medicine Research Center, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health with the collaboration of the WHO Regional Office for Iran have been cooperating to develop and promote physical activity in Iran. Previous meetings of these Focal Points Network focused on the strategy for information collection and discussed the preparations for the update of the Factsheets on health-enhancing physical activity in the 32 Iranian States.
The 3rd meeting, held in Tehran, Bahonar Complex, discussed tools and timeline before validation of the GAPA. Furthermore, the meeting discussed the issues of physical activity and Social Marketing, as well as local strategies to promote physical activity. Further updates from various ongoing projects were presented.