Tehran, Iran, May 2019
The Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences ,Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports and youth, and Ministry of Health and medical education with the collaboration of the WHO Regional Office for Iran, municipality, Welfare, Physical activity NGOs and other stakeholders, have been cooperating to develop and promote physical activity in Iran.
In this meeting which was the 4th meeting of developing a national plan for promoting health-related physical activity, Professor Fiona Bull, the WHO Representative, holds a 2 days workshop on different aspects needed for developing a national physical activity plan. Previous meetings of these Focal Points Network focused on the strategy for information collection and discussed the preparations for the update of the Fact sheets on health-enhancing physical activity in the 32 Iranian States.
The 4th meeting, held in Tehran University of Medical Sciences Central Official Building, and all three main ministries and other stakeholders hold a significant role in discussing and planning for developing the physical activity national plan in line with Professor Fiona Bull Guidance. along with many interactive speeches, 4 workshops were also held and 80 persons participated. previous meetings main areas of discussion was evaluating tools and timeline before the validation of the GAPA. Furthermore, those 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.
the next meeting will be held in Kish Island during the World Health Summit 2019.