On the occasion of the World Tuberculosis Day 2018, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) organized a seminar on Tuberculosis.
The event held with the participation of a number of physicians from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Abu Dhabi Department of Health and Dubai Health Authority aimed to raise public awareness on Tuberculosis and highlight efforts exerted to eradicate the disease.
Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani, Assistant Dean for Education & Academic Affairs and Internal Medicine and Chest Disease Consultant, CMHS, showcased statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO) pointing that the number of people killed by the disease in 2016 worldwide reached 1.8 million, making it the world’s most fatal disease.
The attendees stressed the significance of collaboration and partnership to find research-based solutions and new techniques and medicines to eradicate this fatal disease by 2030 to achieve the UN’s goals and strategy regarding eliminating the disease.
UAE is a Tuberculosis-free country thanks to its leadership’s efforts in providing quality, unique health services for the society and conducting awareness campaigns, which have become a culture and a lifestyle in the UAE.
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