On 20 February 2017, diplomats of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran visited Rebirth Society, nonprofit and nongovernmental organization based in Tehran. Like before, in 2016 the Rebirth Society was supported by the Czech side as part of the annual assistance to small local projects in the framework of Czech development cooperation.
Rebirth Society is a respected organization that is one of the biggest and most experienced nonprofit organizations based in Iran. It provides assistance to drug addicts in most Iranian provinces. At present, it is estimated that there are up to two million people addicted to drugs in Iran.
In 2016, the Czech Republic contributed the amount of 12 ۰۰۰ USD to Rebirth Society in order to allow it to purchase a special microbus designed to provide mobile services to drug addicts in Tehran.
During the visit, Ambassador Svatopluk Čumba discussed with Director of the Rebirth Society Mr. Abbas Deilamizade activities of Rebirth Society and current situation in the field of drug addiction in Iran.