The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Al-Azaiba Health Center organized today (Tuesday) a training workshop on the genetic blood diseases at City Seasons Hotel.
Over 100 participants of doctors, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists and health educators were attended this workshop.
The workshop sought to train the health worker on how to deal with the cases infected with genetic blood diseases, as well as to familiarize the participants on the statistical status of diseases in the Sultanate.
Dr. Najah al-Nobi, head of Al-Azaiba Health Center pointed out in her speech that this workshop is part of the Center’s activities and programs aimed to support the health education and raise the awareness of the targeted individuals and sectors.
She also added “the most important types of genetic blood diseases are thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and G6PD deficiency (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) which is the most common in the Sultanate. One of the reasons for spread of such diseases in the Sultanate is endogamy, where 60% of Omanis are carriers for genetic blood diseases genes”.