The workshop will be a full-day interactive event that features a mixture of presentations, panel discussions, and group work facilitated by various high-level stakeholders including Ministers of Health and Minerals, policy makers, mining industry executives, and development partners. The session will build the capacity of all stakeholders in the design and implementation of innovative approaches to address complex public health challenges, using TB in the mining sector as an example.
Questions to be addressed at the workshop
The workshop will include presentations that address a wide range of topics relevant to the effective implementation of an innovative regional approach to TB management amongst mine workers and ex-mine workers, including:
- How can HIV and TB service delivery be used to strengthen health systems?
- What is the economic impact of inaction to the TB epidemic in the mining sector?
- How can we engage and build the capacity of communities, mining companies, and other stakeholders to advocate for and participate actively in efforts to ensure sustainable development at the community level?
- What are effective technology-driven approaches for mapping, targeting, and providing health services to migrant populations?
- What are the strategies for expanding TB services for mineworkers in medium and small mining companies, as well as artisanal mining?