Muscat: The Ministry of Health organised a workshop on Migrant Health, to discuss the impact that migrants have on the host country's health system and the elimination of communicable diseases, among other things.
Over 140 participants from 28 countries joined the workshop that saw 27 international technical experts speak at the event.
H.E. Dr. Al Hosni said, “The Ministry is striving to implement e-Surveillance, explaining that 95 per cent of the Sultanate's hospitals are paperless which would in turn facilitate this step. They are also continuously working on improving primary, secondary and tertiary health care.”
The Health Affairs Undersecretary stated that as part of this workshop they would reconsider mechanisms used to check the health of expats with the assistance of worldwide experts hoping to reach out to a specific testing approach.
Dr. Seif Salem al-Abri, Director General of Diseases Surveillance and Control said: “The workshop would highlight the initiatives to monitor migrants’ health and to prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases in migrants in GCC and EMRO. It would also discuss ways in which countries can establish surveillance and integrated research for migrants’ health."
The three-day workshop will address a wide spectrum of topics that are related to migrants’ health thus providing participants with the latest advances in practice, policies and research through presentations and round-table discussions.