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ISTC-STCU delegation participated in the International Scientific Conference devoted to the 20th Anniversary of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia.300/349
15 Nov 2016 - 16 Nov 2016
On 15-16 November, 2016 the ISTC-STCU delegation participated in the International Scientific Conference “Public Health and Global Health Security: Vision for Tomorrow” held in Tbilisi, Georgia, which was conducted in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) of Georgia.
The NCDC of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia is the lead organization in the Public Health Service of Georgia and plays a vital role in epidemiological surveillance and early detection and prevention of various communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as in rapid elimination of infection diseases outbreaks in the country. The NCDC is also responsible for the organization and control of a number of country-wide public health efforts including: the immunization process, medical statistics and registration, the evaluation of the public health risks and threats and the development of the appropriate responses to them.
At the plenary session of the 20th Anniversary of the NCDC event the ISTC Executive Director, Mr. David Cleave, congratulated the NCDC staff on behalf of both the ISTC and STCU with their two decades of achievements in the area of public health care and disease control. Mr. Cleave called attention to the fact that a number of significant steps in the development of the modern public health system in Georgia were done in cooperation with the NCDC, ISTC, and STCU.
Over the years the STCU and NCDC successfully implemented ten (10) R&D projects in the amount of $1.6M and ˆ200K in areas such as: the development of more effective diagnostic methods of tuberculosis among HIV infected patients, the monitoring and epidemiological surveillance of natural foci of causative agents of tularemia, and the investigation of the transmission mechanisms of zoonotic influenza in Georgia.