Claim 5000394 - Monitoring of incidence of Cancer (US$332,200)

     With the award funds, Iran retrospectively examined the incidence of cancer in the affected areas and established a comprehensive death registry for all provinces and morbid cancer registry for certain provinces most affected by the pollution from the conflict.  

     In addition to finding an increase in incidences of certain cancers tied to the conflict-related pollution, losses arising in the form of health care costs, reductions in social opportunities, loss of life, premature disability and death were assessed in the Programme. Although the project is closed, monitoring is still underway.