In the World Health Summit (WHS) 2016, which has brought together outstanding academic institutions from around the world, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) was elected as the 24th member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies.
In this year’s World Health Summit (WHS), which was held on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, TUMS was elected by unanimous vote as the new member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, the only member from the MENA region. TUMS will be the only member from the MENA region.
Annually, the members of this Alliance choose the World Health Summit as a platform of presenting and pursuing this grand aim. The M8 Alliance strives to transform theoretical and fundamental research and experiments of the health arena into practical medical and health solution to tackle global health- and medical-related issues and challenges.
The joining of TUMS to the M8 Alliance, as stated by TUMS Chancellor, Dr. Jafarian, started from a year ago and entered a more practical phase during the visit of Professor Detlev Ganten, President of the World Health Summit to Iran. Dr. Jafarian emphasized that the recent membership of TUMS, which shows the great potential of this university, can connect TUMS better than ever to the global network of health decision- and policy-makers which in turn enable the university to pay its due contribution to the world progress of health and medicine.
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