Crises seminar on TB diagnostics in Somaliland

Come listen to the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group seminar:

Are new or ‘optimized’ technologies for TB diagnosis suitable to the post-conflict healthcare landscape? Lessons from Somaliland

Speaker: Halima Mohamed

Institution: LSHTM

Date: Mon 23rd March 2015

Time: 12:45-2:00

Venue: Rm LG80 (Bennett Room), Keppel St

Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) transmission is exacerbated by population movement, poor living conditions and inadequate diagnostic and treatment services, all of which affect TB programmes run in emergency and post-conflict settings. In such circumstances, the potential impact of TB control interventions on TB case detection outcomes is uncertain. This talk will discuss the impact of technologies for TB diagnosis optimized elsewhere on case detection outcomes in the post-conflict context of the North-West region of Somalia (Somaliland).

Bio: Halima Mohamed has worked in public health in North America, Africa, the Balkans and Central Asia, particularly in the area of TB control. Halima is currently completing her PhD at LSHTM where she examines the impact of new or optimized diagnostic technologies on TB case detection outcomes in post-conflict settings. She is also a member of LSHTM’s Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group.

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External visitors will be greeted at the LSHTM reception in Keppel St and directed to the lecture theatre shortly before the talk begins.

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