Just like other countries, World Social Work Day 2019 was celebrated in Iran. This year, WSWD coincided with national social work day as well as Persian New Year (1398). Various events have happened on the occasion of this day. Some events and meetings that were held for this day throughout Iran is briefly reported here.
Commemoration of Dr. Mohammadreza Vaez Mahdavi. He was one of the most influential persons in the promotion of social health in Iran. His great works in different domains as a researcher, higher policy-making manager, executive position holder, university professor, and charity activist were so impressive that for the event, a lot of high-rank, national managers along with more than 300 professors and students and also social workers had come to show their respect to him. He is the scientific board member of Shahed University and although his background is a medical doctor, he is mostly famous for his groundbreaking activities in social health, social equality, and health economics.