Health Organizes Migrants Health workshop

Health Organizes Migrants Health workshop

Health Organizes Migrants Health workshop

11/3/2018

Health Organizes Migrants Health workshop

 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance & Control in collaboration with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and the World Health Organization- Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO EMRO) organized today (Thursday) a workshop on Migrants Health under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Hosni, MOH Undersecretary for Health Affairs at the Crown Plaza hotel.

The opening included a speech delivered by H.E. Dr. Al Hosni where he stressed the Ministry’s continuous efforts in improving the delivered primary, secondary, and tertiary health care. Al Hosni further added that the Ministry is striving to implement e-Surveillance illustrating that 95% of Sultanate hospital are paperless which would facilitate this step. Remarking on this workshop, the Health Affairs Undersecretary stated that the workshop discusses migrants’ health whereby the Sultanate undertakes certain mechanisms for expatriate testing. However, in this workshop we will reconsider these mechanisms with the assistance of worldwide experts hoping to reach out to a specific testing approach. 

Later, Dr. Seif Salem al-Abri, Director General of Diseases Surveillance and Control gave a speech that underlined the objectives of holding such workshop in the region. Dr. Al Abri stated that the workshop would highlight the initiatives to monitor migrant’s health, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases in migrants in GCC and EMRO, and the impact of migrants on the health system and what is their effect on the elimination of communicable diseases. It would also discuss the ways on how countries can establish surveillance and integrated research for migrants’ health.

The workshop joined more than 140 participants from 28 countries representing all continents in the world and hosted a number of 27 international technical experts’ speakers.

The three-day workshop will address a wide spectrum of topics that are related to migrants’ health thus providing the participants with the latest advances in practice, policies and research through presentations and roundtable discussions.

 

 

 

 



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