Mohammad Hedayati, Professor of Medical Mycology, Director of Invasive Fungi Research Centre, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. (Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCIMD), International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM), British Society for Medical Mycology (BSMM), Iranian Society for Medical Mycology (ISMM). Email: On request
View the Fungal burden of disease in Iran: as a poster presentation at TIMM 2013 conference, and published Hedayati 2018. Also see GAFFI one year press release for Iran
Personal comment on the major needs in Iran which GAFFI should be addressing: Establishment of mycology reference laboratory- one in each province of Iran. In Iran we need to work on periodical population-based surveillance of Invasive opportunistic mycoses including candidiasis, aspergillosis and mucormycosis.
Evaluation of epidemiology of some fungal diseases such as different type of aspergillosis, mucormycosis and cadidiasis in high risk patients. Unavailability of appropriate tests to diagnosis of invasive fungal infections in some centers.
Antifungal drugs for treatment of invasive fungal infections are very expensive
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in Iran:
Invasive Fungi Research Center is situated in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. We would like to collaborate with other research centers across the world. (www.mazums.ac.ir). Our research center website in English format will appear soon.