TRC Organizes Workshop for Non-Communicable Diseases Strategic Research Programme

Muscat, The Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Strategic Research Programme, a program developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with The Research Council (TRC), organized a workshop at JW Marriott Hotel today under the patronage Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al Sabti, Executive President of Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB).

The workshop introduced the main objectives of the NCD programme, such as providing evidence-based-up-to-date, extensive and reliable base-line data on the major preventable NCDs and their behavioral and biological risk factors in the Sultanate.

The workshop was opened with a welcoming statement by Dr. Ali Al Hinai, Undersecretary for Planning Affairs at the Ministry of Health, Chairman of Steering Committee of NCD Strategic Research Program, who stated that the main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes in Oman, maintaining that 36% of all deaths are due to cardiovascular diseases, with 11% due to cancers, 8% due to diabetes and 2% due to chronic respiratory diseases.

Dr. Adhra Al Mawali, Director of the NCD Strategic Research Programme, Director of the Centre of Studies and Research (Ministry of Health), provided an overview about the NCD Strategic Research Programme. She discussed the goals, themes, action areas and process of submitting research proposals regarding the program.

The workshop also included presentations on TRC’s Strategic Research Programs by Dr. Salah Al Zadjali, Health Expert at TRC, and Suggestions to get your proposal accepted for the NCD Strategic Research Programme by Dr. Khalid Al Rasadi, Director of Medical Research Centre (Sultan Qaboos University) and Member of the Steering Committee of NCD Strategic Research Programme; both of which discussed in detail on how to utilize information in favor of producing high-quality research papers. Following the presentations, participants were involved in an interactive group discussions and presentations about the main types of NCDs during the workshop.

Source: Oman News Agency