A Risk Communication workshop, organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance and Control in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) commenced today (Wednesday) at the Holiday Muscat Hotel.
The WHO considers risk communication as an essential part of the country's preparedness for the risks. The WHO works with the countries through the National Health Preparedness Program and the International Health Regulations by issuing the required guidance for risk communication and technical support via organizing joint workshops with ministries of health of those countries.
Therefore, organizing this training workshop came to raise the efficiency of national risk communication and the ability to involve the community members, and focusing on the potential public health risks that may pose a threat at the national and regional levels.
The two-day workshop also aims to overview the principles, technologies and tools of risk communication, as well as contributing in planning with several sectors to improve and practice the risk communication and community participation to tackle the spread of diseases.Medical staff specialized in communicable diseases, education and community initiatives, media, MOH contact center along with representatives from the health services directorates across the Sultanate and international experts are participating in the workshop.