29 February 2020 – Online information center and education campaign launched

Type of Intervention: Guidance, New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Education and Policy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Medical Council of Iran is the lead body to initiate, monitor, and update this website.
Ministry of Health and Education is also contributing in this project through providing new and up to date information.

Overview: An information center and corona virus education campaign begins entitled as “COVID-19 learning hub”.
This electronic database is provided specifically for the use of medical staff and physicians.
the latest scientific articles, and latest guidelines for good clinical practice under the circumstances imposed by corona virus are continuously being shared on this website.
Full details here: https://corona.ir/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, International – academic, International – government, International – other
Evidence/Justification: To maximize the efficiency of healthcare services provided for patients contracted with -corona virus, several advisory medical bodies proposed the development of an integrated, up-to-date, and reliable scientific source to which all the physicians and other medical staff could cite.
Similar actions have been done in other national settings.