National TB Elimination Workshop Kicks Off

The National TB Elimination Workshop in low incidence countries kicked off today (Thursday) at the Crown Plaza Hotel, OCEC under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hosni, Undersecretary of Ministry of Health (MOH) for Health Affairs.

The three-day workshop is hosted by the Sultanate and organized by the MOH Directorate General of Disease Surveillance and Control in cooperation with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Around (23) experts in public health and infectious diseases from the UK, European countries, USA, South Africa, GCC and the Sultanate are giving lectures during the workshop.

The workshop aims to discuss the most important scientific discoveries and up-to-date studies on TB elimination, as well as exchange experiences between the countries that managed to reduce the TB incidence such as the UK, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, USA and Australia.

The workshop touches upon the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) and the global TB elimination strategy, the epidemiology and elimination plan of TB in EMRO, screening and treatment of children for latent TB, GCC and Oman’s experience for testing migrants for TB and other issues.

Source: Ministry of Health Sultanate of Oman

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