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

A Scientific Discussion on Modern Management of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) and Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) has been held in Dhaka Medical Hospital on 07-05-2018 with following aspect and agenda. 

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
See agenda below
DATE AND VENUE
Venue: Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka.
Date: 07 May 2018

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Time Event
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Registration
10.30 AM – 10:35 AM Welcome speech by Prof. Khan Abul Kalam Azad

Principal , Dhaka Medical College

10:35 AM – 10: 50 AM Presentation: ‘Update on National Kala-azar Elimination Programme in Bangladesh’.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sanya Tahmina

Director, Disease Control & Line Director, CDC,DGHS

10:50 AM – 11: 00 AM Presentation: ‘Update on Kala-azar Activities in Dhaka Medical College Hospital’.

Speaker: Dr. Md. Robed Amin

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, DMCH

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Presentation : ‘Modern Management of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) and PKDL’

Speaker: Dr. Dinesh Mondal

Senior Scientist & Project Director, KalaCORE Project (icddr,b)

12:00 PM – 12:25 PM Discussion and Feedback on Kala-azar.
12:25 PM- 12:30 PM Closure of the workshop & Vote for Thanks

By – Brig. Gen. AKM Nasir Uddin

Director

Dhaka Medical College Hospital