Interregional workshop for tuberculosis control and care among refugees and migrant populations (2016)
10–11 May 2016, Catania, Italy
Migrants may play an important role in the epidemiology of communicable diseases, including tuberculosis (TB). To help countries address it, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, with the support of the Ministry of Health of Italy, organized an interregional workshop on TB control and care among refugees and migrant populations in Catania, Italy, on 10–11 May 2016. The workshop was attended by national and international health experts from low to intermediate TB incidence countries of the WHO European Region, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen and main international partners. The workshop facilitated an exchange of experience among the countries on their current practices for the management of TB among refugees and migrant populations. It also provided an updated overview of TB-relevant policies and practices with a focus on two recently developed tools for TB screening and cross-border TB control and care, and helped to identify the priorities for future research on TB control and care among refugees and migrant populations.