136 Iranian technical experts, physicians and heads of communicable disease control units of University of Medical Sciences are involved in awareness-raising workshop on tuberculosis active case finding (ACF) among Afghan refugees in Iran.
This workshop is conducted under a regional project titled “Tuberculosis/Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis interventions among Afghan refugees, returnees and mobile populations in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan” implemented by the Centre for Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The project aims for improved tuberculosis attention within the existing health services provided to Afghan migrants, refugees, internally displaced people and returnees in each of the three countries. It will maximize building on lessons learned across the region, strengthening regional collaboration, coordination, capacity building, and information sharing.
The “Tuberculosis /Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis interventions among Afghan refugees, returnees and mobile populations in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan” project is financially funded by the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM) and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the fund manager.