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Effets des sanctions occidentales sur le peuple iranien

17 Décembre 2012 , Rédigé par Frédéric Delorca Publié dans #Colonialisme-impérialisme

L'artiste Sanaz Sohrabi travaille sur un projet de performance pour dénoncer l'effet catastrophique des sanctions occidentales contre l'Iran sur le plen de l'accès aux médicaments et aux soins. Elle a demandé aux Iraniens de témoigner sur leur difficulté récente à se soigner, les témoignages vont être glissés dans des capsules et déposés demain devant le siège de l'ONU à New York.


La situation de l'Iran sur le plan pharmaceutique est devenue critique en ce qui concerne des maladies comme l'hémophilie  (la vie de 10 000 personnes serait en jeu de ce seul fait), la leucémie, les problèmes cardiovasculaires.


Voyez ce témoignage en anglais de Muhammad Sahimi, en août dernier.


"Although Iran produces a large part of the medications and drugs that its population needs, based on the generic versions of brand-name pharmaceuticals, it is unable to produce the most advanced drugs that have come to the market over the past 10–15 years that deal with a variety of illnesses and medical problems, simply because their generic versions are not yet available. As a result, Iran must still import a significant amount of drugs every year to deal with illnesses such as leukemia and AIDS. But the sanctions that the United States and its allies have imposed on Iran’s banks and other financial institutions have made importing necessary drugs and medical instruments almost impossible. At the same time, as Iran’s oil exports continue to decrease because of the sanctions, the financial resources of the nation become increasingly strained, making it more difficult to pay for expensive drugs, even if a way can be found to import them. As a result, the shortage of drugs will soon become a catastrophe if not addressed. I have been able to personally verify the shortage, as two of my brothers-in-law are pharmacists and run large pharmacies in Iran. They have confirmed to me that the crisis is reaching dangerous levels.

The board of directors of the Iranian Hemophilia Society recently informed the World Federation of Hemophilia that the lives of tens of thousands of children are being endangered by the lack of proper drugs caused by international economic sanctions. According to the Society, while the export of drugs to Iran has not been banned, the sanctions imposed on the Central Bank of Iran and the country’s other financial institutions have severely disrupted the purchase and transfer of medical goods. Describing itself as a nonpolitical organization that has been active for 45 years, the Society condemned the “inhumane and immoral” U.S. and EU sanctions and appealed to international organizations for help.

Tens of thousands of Iranian boys and men have hemophilia and need certain drugs that must be imported. Many of them need surgery for a variety of reasons, but in the absence of proper drugs for their hemophilia, the surgeries cannot be performed. In fact, several reports from Iran indicate that all surgeries for all hemophiliac patients have been canceled.

But the problem is not restricted to hemophiliacs. Reports indicate that advanced drugs for a variety of cancers (particularly leukemia), heart diseases, lung problems, multiple sclerosis, and thalassemia cannot be imported, endangering the lives of tens of thousands of people. There are about 37,000 Iranians with multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease that can be controlled only with advanced medications; without them, the patients will die. And given that, even under the best medical conditions, 40,000 Iranians lose their lives to cancer every year, and that it has been predicted by many experts that Iran will have a “cancer tsunami” by 2015, because every year 70,000–80,000 new cases of cancer are identified in Iran, the gravity of the situation becomes even more glaring. "


Et encore ce rapport qui mentionne la failite en chaîne des pharmacies en Iran :


"Rahbar Mozhdehi Azar, the Head of the Society for Pharmacists of Iran, in an interview with Mehr News, has stated that the “majority of pharmacies are up for sale” due to a four-fold increase in taxation on pharmacies and serious delays in insurance payments. As a result, around 100 pharmacies have been put up for sale in recent months."


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