The “World Health
Organization” (WHO) announced significant progress towards the global goals to
reduce the incidence of “Tuberculosis”(TB) disease and mortality caused by it
in recent years, the death rate due to (TB) has dropped by more than (40%) in
the world, since the year (1990), and reduced incidence of contacting it, new
tools such as rapid diagnostics change the efforts to address the disease, but still
the global burden of the disease is great, and big challenges remain.
UAE government and
private health institutions are participating "World Tuberculosis Day
2014" which falls on the (24th) of March each year, which the “World
Health Organization” called for under the slogan "Reach the 3
million". The UAE has actively participated in the adoption of the global
strategy for the prevention of (TB), to care for its patients and combat it
during the period (2015-2035), during its participation in the (WHO) (134th)
Executive Board meeting held in “Geneva”, and the adoption of the global plan
of action for the vaccines, which aims to achieve the goals of the global
immunization using monitoring and accountability framework approved by the (WHO).
“Dubai Healthcare City” and the "Faculty of Medicine" at "Harvard
University" also announced that they will be opening in “Dubai” soon, a global
research center attached to the College specializing in research and care for (TB),
as well as research on “hepatitis” and mental health.
statistics published by the "Health Authority" in “Abu Dhabi” that
lower number of infections were recorded for people living with the disease in
the “Emirate of Abu Dhabi”, in the year (2012) to (350) cases of (TB) among expatriates,
in addition to (192) with extra pulmonary tuberculosis cases, including two
cases in citizens, compared to (380) cases of (TB), and (182) of extra
pulmonary tuberculosis during the year (2011), and (450) cases of (TB), and (175)
cases of extra pulmonary tuberculosis in (2010).
Authority" in “Abu Dhabi” is implementing a global treatment system through
direct control to combat the disease in the Emirate, to enhance the management
of disease and providing treatment, for the duration of six months to one year,
where the system supports the commitment of giving medication to all patients,
and make sure of healing it.
The UAE is one of
the least countries around the world after "Palestine" with (TB) according
to the statistics of the "Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean”
of the (WHO), while "Pakistan", "Afghanistan",
"Sudan" and "Morocco" registered the highest rates of (TB)
in the region, ranging from (25 -150) thousand cases in those countries.
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