Ministry of Health, WHO organise workshop

Energy Wednesday 20/March/2019 22:38 PM
By: Times News Service
Ministry of Health, WHO organise workshop

Muscat: A Risk Communication workshop, organised by the Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance and Control in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) commenced on 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 Programme 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, organising 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.