DR-TB training in Riga, 16-23 of August 2023
From 16 to 23 August, WHO CC for Research and Training in Management of MDR TB hosted an international training course on innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant TB attended by 29 healthcare professionals from Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Līga Kukša, the head of WHO CC for Research and Training in Management of MDR TB: "We are delighted that colleagues from other countries choose to visit the Latvian WHO Collaborating Centre to broaden their professional expertise and knowledge, which makes an important contribution to our own work, encouraging us to continuously learn, improve and strengthen our work so that we can pass on our experience to colleagues from collaborating countries."
A common approach to translating TB innovations into clinical practice, sharing experiences and collaborating across countries is essential to ensure the success of TB programmes and to continuously improve the quality and continuity of patient care".
The 7-day training course integrated the most up-to-date guidelines, recommendations and research-based approaches to TB diagnosis, treatment and care. The course also included study visits to the wards of the TB and Lung Disease Centre and the Riga Outpatient Department of Riga East University hospital to introduce participants to the Latvian TB control program experience.
A significant part of the training was also devoted to the practical work of the participants - country presentations, group discussions and analysis of different clinical cases.
We gratefully thank our wonderful participants, reliable partners and excellent experts who contributed to the course!