MOH Celebrates TB Campaign Launching
MOH Celebrates TB Campaign Launching25/3/2018
As part of the World TB Day celebration, the Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Directorate General of Health Services, Muscat Governorate, and in collaboration with the department of Diseases Surveillance & Control as well as Al Rahma Hospital organized a ceremony on launching the one-week Community Awareness TB Campaign under the theme ‘Wanted Leaders for a TB-free world’.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyida Basma bint Fakhri Al Said, and with the presence of Dr. Saif Salim Al Abri, Director General of Diseases Surveillance& Control.
The Campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and providing the community with ways of dealing with patients. The campaign focuses on building commitment to end TB at community level.
The ceremony included an exhibition that comprised various corners touching on this aspect.
In order to reducing both the incidence and mortality, Oman has developed a strategy for TB elimination by 2030, which is planned to be implemented in phases.
As part of this strategy, the Sultanate is providing the rapid molecular testing for those who are suspected and providing the treatment for the active and latent TB cases free of charge for all Nationals and residents.