Subject: Speaker Series - Cameron Wright, March 11th, 5:30 pm, American Corner- Natsagdorj Library

ACMS Speaker Series
Advances in Tuberculosis Projects and Community Based Initiatives in Mongolia
Speaker: Joann Hoffman: MPH PhD Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Social Innovation, Santa Barbara USA
5:30 PM, Tuesday-March 11th, 2014, American Corner, ULAANBAATAR
Main entrance of Natsagdorj Library.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that killed an estimated 1.3 million people globally in 2012 - equivalent to 3,500 lives lost every day. This is despite the fact that it is treatable and curable. For the past year I've been the public health project officer for the Mongolian Anti-Tuberculosis Association (MATA). MATA was the first health-focused NGO in Mongolia and last year celebrated its 20th anniversary. The organization's main focus is on community-based TB treatment.

In this presentation  Mr. Wright will give an overview of what TB is, the TB situation in Mongolia and also expand on what 'community-based TB treatment' actually means. He'll also describe some of our research activities, collaborating with researchers from Australia, over the past year and some of the planned activities going forward.
About the Presenter  
Cameron Wright is an Australian Pharmacist, currently volunteering as the Public Health Project Officer at the Mongolian Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Prior to his coming to Mongolia he was the clinical pharmacist at the Fremantle Hospital and State Committee member of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.
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Thank you to the American Corner and the Natsagdorj Library for sponsoring this event.

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