The 3-day workshop was hosted by the sultanate and organised by the MoH Directorate General of Disease Surveillance & Control in cooperation with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Around 23 professionals in public wellness and infectious ailments from the UK, European nations, USA, South Africa, GCC and the sultanate gave lectures throughout the workshop.
Dr Saif al Abri, director basic of Diseases Surveillance & Control, pointed out that this workshop aimed to bring important professionals in academia and public wellness, and policymakers collectively to outline the pragmatic implications of rolling out the end TB method in low endemic places.
“We aim for participants to develop skills and acquire knowledge on how to address the major pillars for the elimination of TB as outlined in the action framework for TB elimination in low incidence countries, and the multisectoral accountability framework to accelerate progress to end tuberculosis by 2030.”
The workshop aimed to go over the most crucial scientific discoveries and up-to-date research on TB elimination, as effectively as exchange experiences in between the nations that have managed to minimize the incidences of TB such as the UK, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, the USA and Australia.
Dr Abri stated, “We need to start taking action to eliminate TB, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution or approach, so each country will need to take initiatives according to its local situation, and then go through the learning cycle of plan, do, and review.”
The workshop also highlighted latent TB in healthcare workers, the part of molecular diagnosis test in TB elimination, infection manage for TB, Zero TB Initiative, and so forth.
Information Source: Muscat Daily