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Education is crucial to tackling the scourge of Tuberculosis (TB). It is for this reason that Minister ofMinister of Public Health, Dr. George NortonPublic Health, Dr. George Norton, recently emphasised that “one of the most strategic mechanisms for combating this disease is to ensure that all citizens are educated and are involved in this fight against TB.”He said that while cases of TB have been decreasing there is still need for all Guyanese to support the efforts of the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) towards continuing the gains made.Dr. Norton underscored, too, that integration of TB prevention, treatment and care practices into the general health care services is critical to bring services closer to the population.  And in order to enhance the decentralization and integration of TB services into the primary health care system,Cheap Jerseys Supply, Dr. Norton informed that the Ministry must play a stewardship role.This,Cheap NFL Jerseys Stitched, he noted, will require the setting up of standards, establishing guidelines and monitoring their implementation.But according to the Public Health Minister, the transformation of the Ministry of Public Health away from its central top-down governing role can only take place at the pace of the development of the regional and local capacities.The Minister related though that “for the time being, central level actors may only gradually be able to focus on their core functions and a lot is needed to maintain supervision at the regional level.”Although TB patients are managed at sites in their own regions, Minister Norton has declared that there is need for more political commitment at the regional level. He also stressed the need for dedicated personnel to perform TB related activities in order to improve accessibility and sustain services.“With the influx of newly trained medical doctors, some of whom were assigned to the hinterland regions on a longer stint of service; it creates an opportunity for more doctors to be involved in TB management, hence increasing accessibility to services nationally,” said Dr. Norton.In an effort to enhance the TB services offered nationally, the West Demerara TB Chest Clinic has acquired a new building with the support of the Region Three administration while the TB Step-Down Care facility was refurbished with support from local Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Guyana.It was at a ceremony to commission this added facility at the West Demerara Hospital that Minister Norton’s remarks were forthcoming.The commissioning coincided with the observance of World TB Day on March 24, 2015 which was held under the theme “‘Unite to end TB. Together we will make it happen.”The facility has 20 beds along with two isolation rooms and will be utilized for inpatient management, mainly for TB patients who are infectious, homeless or who have complications. The architectural layout includes improved ventilation so as to decrease the transmission of the TB bacteria. Infection control standards are adhered to in the design, with the necessary re-modelling done to suit such a facility, Dr. Norton divulged.He noted that while it is the aim of the Ministry to provide improved health care services to those infected and affected by TB, it is even more beneficial to implement preventative measures where diseases such as TB is concerned.Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, the Ministry of Finance has allocated a total budget of G$139,716,000 for the new financial year 2016, to combat this disease. This allocation that has been steadily increasing over the past number of years, Dr. Norton observed.This is in light of the fact he quipped that “Guyana is raging a strong battle against this public health threat,Wholesale Jerseys From China, but this can only be successful with the involvement of all health care providers and the public at large.”While people infected with TB have a 10 per cent lifetime risk of falling ill to the TB disease, those with compromised immune systems, such as people living with HIV, malnutrition or diabetes, or people who use tobacco,Cheap Authentic Jerseys, have a much higher risk of falling ill.As such Minister Norton said that for generations TB has manifested itself as a major public health threat.  Children,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, according to Minister Norton, have been found to be greatly affected by this disease,Cheap Jerseys Store, and in 2014, an estimated one million children became ill with TB resulting in a mortality rate of 140,000 children.“Taking cognizance of these startling global statistics, the global community recognizes March 24, every year as World Tuberculosis Day with the hope of raising awareness and continuing to stimulate action towards eliminating this disease,” said Dr. Norton.
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