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Symposium 26:International Migration & TB

There is increasing evidence and understanding that social and economic inequalities sustain migrants’ vulnerability to TB. The individual’s health status, availability of and access to quality health systems, overall socioeconomic conditions and occurrence of any disease epidemics, emergencies- including famines and political conflicts- make up the migrant’s health and TB risks at origin. Lack of targeted TB prevention and control strategies for migrants create significant barriers in reaching TB elimination targets in several countries of origin, transit and destination for migrants.

Date: Monday, April 29, 2023 | Time: 09:00-10:30 (GMT+8)
Topic Speaker Country / Region
09:00-09:30 TB among migrants in Japan — How to tackle it towards Zero TB? Prof. Akihiro Ohkado Japan
09:30-10:00 Challenges and solutions in migration tuberculosis management in America Prof. Masae Kawamura USA
10:00-10:30 Incident TB in migrants to Taiwan – Government views and policy priorities TBD TBD