Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative events
Objective is to provide indispensable knowledge for the detection of M. ulcerans in biological samples. The theoretical and practical sessions will permit the participants amongst several other things to:
- Improve the quality of laboratory confirmation cases carried out in their respective countries
- Reach the WHO TAG recommendation to confirm at least 50% of their BU cases.
The deadline for application is September 16, 2011 and there are no registration fees for registration
Volunteers and health-care workers pivotal to early case detection of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection), March 2011
In March, The World Health Organization (WHO) met village volunteers and primary or front-line health-care workers.
Early case detection and control of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) is crucial. Local support contributes to motivating community involvement in control activities and strengthening public health programmes. Timely detection of patients greatly improves their chances of a full recovery from the disease.