Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute for Medical Research Development Islamic Republic of Iran (972881)
Received: 2 October 2020
Accepted: 19 January 2021
First Online: 30 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: We obtained ethics approval from the National Institute for Medical Research Development of Iran (ethics code number 1398.052). Data confidentiality and anonymity will be strictly maintained. Digital recording of the interviews with experts will be performed after their informed consent will be obtained. The interviewees will have the right to withdraw from the research at any time despite having given their prior informed consent. Participants will not be identifiable in any publications.
: Not applicable.
: AT and FF are the members of the National Committee for Prevention and Control of NCDs in Iran. Authors declare no conflict of interest, real or perceived.