Today Almaty hosted the third regional meeting of the inter-country working group on "Migration and tuberculosis: cross-border TB control in the countries of Central Asia" with participation of representatives of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
The event was organized by the Ministry of health and social development of Kazakhstan and non-governmental organization Project HOPE.
The participants of the meeting were presented information on the implementation of the roadmap for the development of a cross-country framework agreement on cooperation on cross-border control, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis in the Central Asian region and recommendations for predvestnik training of migrants.
The representatives of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan informed the participants on their work on the agreement.
Following the meeting, a resolution was adopted for further actions in preparing the above document.
"The agreement is important from the point of view of effective regional cooperation on cross-border control, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis in the region, and we are confident that the document will contribute to the creation of the existing arrangements. Intercountry working group has been working for several months. Drafts were prepared and discussed at the first and second meetings, which took place in April and June of 2016 and I want to thank all the participants for their constructive work", - said the regional Director of Project HOPE Mariam Cyanosoma.