Iran's health minister appoints women to key posts

October 13, 2017

TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi appointed three women to senior managerial posts on Wednesday.

According to Health Ministry’s official website, Qazizadeh Hashemi has appointed Maryam Hazrati as the deputy health minister for nursing, Sareh Mohammadi as the advisor to women affairs, and Shahla Khosravi as the advisor to midwifery affairs.

Hazrati, PhD in gerontological nursing, is currently the chancellor of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Mohammadi, a cardiologist, is the director for treatment monitoring department of the Health Ministry. Khosravi is also holding a master’s degree in midwifery and a PhD in reproductive health.

Earlier, after his re-election to office, Qazizadeh Hashemi assigned another women, Tahereh Changiz, as the caretaker for Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.  

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