Health Minister: WHO Confirms Eradication of Measles, Rubella in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed Iran’s successful eradication of measles and rubella.
"WHO wrote Iran a letter to this effect," Einollahi said.
He noted that Iran has already effectively eradicated a number of other diseases.
The Iranian health minister further reiterated that the accomplishment was made by the Iranian scientists despite anti-Iran sanctions by the US and some of its allies.
Iran's achievement comes at a time when many European countries have yet to receive a letter from WHO approving their elimination of measles and rubella.