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The Commemoration Ceremony to Appreciate Professor Mahdi Balali-Mood's Efforts


csm OPCW-The Hague AwardAccording to Mehr News Agency, the commemoration ceremony of Professor Mahdi Balali -Mood, the father of Iran's toxicology science, was held on September 27th in Birjand, South Khorasan province. In addition to appreciating Professor Balali-Mood's efforts and rewarding top students of Mood city, the life documentary of Professor Balali -Mood along with the post stamp and a rug with his portrait were unveiled. A healthcare center in Mood was also named after him.


The Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) and the Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) expressed their appreciation to this reverent Professor through a letter. Furthermore, Mr. Ahmet Üzümcü Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), thanked Professor Balali-Mood for his activities on this domain through a message published specifically for this ceremony. To read OPCW's diroctor General's message, please click here.

Professor Mahdi Balali -Mood, the Chairman of Toxicology Department at Mashhad Medical University and the Physician of chemical weapons victims, is a famous international figure in medical profession. Beside taking position of the senior advisor of the World health Organization (WHO) and membership of many scientific associations, he has won OPCW-the Hague award in 2015.

For further information about the life and works of this Iranian prominent professor, you can refer to his interview in oral history section of (TPM) website.