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The Vice-Chancellery for Health is responsible for provision of basic health services for most part of the province. These services include:

·         Public education in health related issues

·         Nutrition improvement

·         Drinking water supply and sanitation and safe food environment

·         Mother and child health care and reproductive health

·         Newborn screening programs

·         Immunization against infectious diseases

·         Prevention and treatment of community diseases

·         Prevention of accidents

·         Oral health services

·         Provision of basic medicines needed for outpatient health care

·         Mental health services


There are 22 districts under the coverage of IUMS. Each district has its own health networks consisting of rural and urban health centers.  Rural health centers supervise the health houses and urban health centers supervise the urban health posts.

IUMS covers nearly 4.5 million people, 0.7 million of whom live in rural areas.


Other Responsibilities:

·         Outlining demographic and geographic characteristics, resources and health priorities in the province

·         Planning and decision-making to address health issues specific to the province within the framework of national policies and strategies

·         Financial and resources management

·         Implementation of approved national health policies and programs, and continuous  evaluation of the quality of services

·         Applying scientific and technological means to increase awareness of diseases, activating timely measure at the time of epidemics or unforeseen outbreaks

·         Daily monitoring of the quality of drinking water in villages and urban areas

·         Supervising the continuous health projects

·         Scientific and financial support of district health networks


There are 11 specialized units and two technical and executive pro vice-presidents at the vice-chancellery for health which plan and supervise the operations of respective units in district health networks. These units are:

-        Environmental Health Units

-        Occupational Health Units

-        Health Networks Development Unit

-        Health Education Unit

-        Community Nutrition Improvement Unit

-        Family Health and Population Unit

-        Disease Control Unit

-        Mental Health Unit

-        Oral and Dental Health Unit

-        Adolescent and School Health Unit

-        Laboratory Unit


Address: Ebn-e-Sina St., Isfahan, Iran