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AUB: Alumna Reveals Findings about Tuberculosis in Afghanistan During “International Conference of Implementation and Scale-up” in Bangladesh

Within the framework of the Tropical Diseases Research postgraduate training program scheme (TDR), American University of Beirut (AUB) – Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Graduate Public Health Program Alumna Ms. Saha Nasri participated in the “International Conference of Implementation and Scale-up”, co-hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-up (CoE-SISU), BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University and UNICEF Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

The conference aimed to showcase the role of Implementation Research (IR) in promoting a culture of evidence-based health and other social development programmes, policies and practices, as well as to create demand for the key implementers and policy makers towards mainstreaming IR in order to bridge the gap between research and policy making.

During her presentation at the conference, Dr. Saha discussed tuberculosis (TB) in Afghanistan, elaborating on the findings of her research about assessing the implementation efficiency of an action plan conducted in Afghanistan in 2017 to fight the disease. Dr. Saha highlighted the gaps in the action plan, while suggesting a set of recommendations to scale up interventions in this field, and increase outreach.

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