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Nateghpour M, Edrisian G, Nadim A, Akbarzadeh K, Farivar L, Teymouri S, et al . Training and research in malaria Parasitology in last FiftyYears in Iran. sjsph. 2013; 11 (2) :1-11
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5035-en.html

1- Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran , nateghpourm@sina.tums.ac.ir
2- Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
3- Ph.D. Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Iranian epidemiology association, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
4- MS.c. Instructor, Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
5- BS.c. Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
6- MS.c. Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
7- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
8- Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (4358 Views)

  Background and Aim: specific and scientific study in the field of malaria in Iran commenced simultaneouoly with establishing the Instituted of Malariology in Tehran University. Subsequently the Institute was changed to school of Public Health and Institute of Public Health. Research which this new situation resulted in increasing studies and researches in the field of malaria based on three main items as entomology and vector control, parasitology and epidemiology. Historical study of malaria prepares a worthy opportunity to remind the pioneers and those who dedicated their life for combating malaria. In this study the situation of published papers, prepared theses by Iranian researchers and specific training and fresher training courses in the filed of malaria parasitology during the last fifty years were considered.

  Materials and Methods: This study was conducted as a retrospective study based on the collecting all available data from internal and external electronic sources, papers, books, reports, theses. Moreover, some interviews were made with relevant knowledgeable individuals, in the field of malaria parasitology in Iran.

  Results: In this study 143 papers in the field of malaria parasitology were collected in Persian and English languages. Thirty five MSPH, MPH, PhD these and forty four specific courses were recorded as well.

  Conclusion: The collected data indicating the correct comprehension of Iranian researchers from importance of malaria infection and its parasitology in Iran. The facts also show that specific training and retraining of malaria microscopy played considerable role in the control of malaria in Iran.

Keywords: Malaria, Parasitology, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2012/06/1 | Accepted: 2013/02/20 | Published: 2013/11/10

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