AS part of a project aimed at strengthening tuberculosis (TB) control services in TB hot spot areas in the North, 35 staff members of the Health Ministry attended a workshop in Savusavu yesterday.
Thirty medical workers of Savusavu Hospital, including five national tuberculosis control personnel, were part of the training organised by the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA).
Korean Embassy trade and information officer Kim Ji-Yoon said the training and free screenings were sponsored by KOICA and Korean NGO Zero TB World of Korea with a joint contribution of $US140,000 ($F260,034).
"Other parts of the project include the provision of medical services for TB patients and the development of a TB manual for checkups and treatment," she said.
Ms Ji-Yoon said a team of three specialists from Korea and two doctors representing the ministry talked to the participants about how to improve their services in relation to TB control.
Ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo said they were aware of the training.