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Red Crescent Seeking to Scale up Services Overseas


TEHRAN, July 31 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is planning to extend the services it offers via its medical centers abroad and expand humanitarian ties and interactions with National Societies. 

During a meeting which was held in Tehran between Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi, IRCS President, and Iranian ambassadors to Swiss, Ecuador, Bolivia, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senega, Qatar and Afghanistan (Consul General) on Monday evening, July 30, IRCS President called for setting up appropriate arrangements to materialize IRCS' international plans.

Referring to humanitarian activities of IRCS medical centers in 13 countries around the world, Mr. Peyvandi said: “We are open to suggestions by Iranian ambassadors for the betterment of the services offered by IRCS centers and also promotion of our relations with other National Societies so that we can pursue humanitarian diplomacy in the framework of public diplomacy.

Later in the meeting, the ambassadors present in the meeting aired their views and suggestions on developing IRCS medical centers abroad, focusing on such topics as elevating the level of IRCS services in health centers, bolstering the cooperation of IRCS medical centers with the host countries, employing Iranian physicians in the centers and empowering the centers in the field of rehabilitation.

IRCS’ clinics and hospitals abroad offer health and treatment services to people particularly to the needy and deprived people of Niger, Kenya, Mali, Ivory Coast, Congo,  Sierra Leone, Ghana, Tanzania, Bolivia, Ecuador, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Azerbaijan.