Scientific Discussion on Modern Management of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) and Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL)

BACKGROUND

Although an estimated 40% of VL and PKDL cases are treated at the SKKRC at Mymensingh district, it is very important to train medical college hospitals and the tertiary level hospitals from the affected areas on VL and PKDL management. Currently the tertiary level hospitals have not received any formal training on updated VL elimination strategies, as the programme has only focused their activities at upazila level. Therefore, it is very important to involve them in the current activities of the VL elimination program with particular emphasis on VL and PKDL case management and referral. Moreover, these institutions are an excellent platform to disseminate this elimination related knowledge towards future generations of healthcare professionals and experts.

 

Through this activity we have proposed to train professionals and advocate front line managers from medical colleges and tertiary level health care facilities in VL and PKDL case management. In addition to this the activity we will set up a web based platform which will contain VL and PKDL related documents like national guideline for VL and PKDL case management; program related reports; publications, factsheets, statistics from WHO South East-Asia Regional Office, New Delhi and World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; PDF version along with web links of all VL and PKDL related open access published articles and also links of VL and PKDL related web pages.

 

 

OVERALL OBJECTIVE (AIM) AND SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP

Aim:

To aware teachers, doctors of tertiary healthcare facilities on updated VL and PKDL case management and also on national kala-azar elimination programme facilities.

 

Specific objectives

  1. To motivate and sensitize the professors, consultants and administrative leaders of medical colleges and tertiary level health facilities towards current elimination strategy, available services and updated management guideline of VL and PKDL
  2. To train and engage the front line health care professionals from medical colleges and tertiary level hospitals about the current elimination strategy, available services and updated management of VL and PKDL
  3. To develop internet base information system related to kala-azar control, its management and national elimination programme

 

STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP

DATE AND VENUE

Venue: IPH Conference room, Institute of Public Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

Date: 24 July 2017