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Iranian Physician Becomes Secretary-General of IUATLD

Monday, November 26, 2007

Iranian physician, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, who subspecializes in pulmonary diseases, has been appointed for a fourth time as secretary-general of International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD).

Following the 38th congress of International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Mohammad Reza Masjedi, faculty member and professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences was appointed secretary-general of the Union.

Masjedi has been representative of International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Middle East since 1997. He was appointed secretary-general of the Union in 2004 and has been reappointed to the post for the fourth consecutive term.

International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is one of the oldest international organizations on lung diseases, especially tuberculosis. At present, it is among the most important nongovernmental organizations which organize activities related to such diseases across the world.

During the 26th Middle Eastern meeting of International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, which was held in Saudi Arabia in April 2007, Iran was introduced as the most active country in fighting lung diseases. Dr. Masjedi also was lauded for his efforts in this regard and was given a special medal by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health and Lung Society.

Mohammad Reza Masjedi is currently deputy director of tuberculosis and lung diseases educational, research and treatment center of Masih Daneshvari Hospital. He also heads the Iranian Society against Tobacco Smoking.

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