Moph, HBKU Sign Agreement To Study Risks Of Communicable Diseases To Qatar's Workers


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Doha: The Ministry
of Public Health (MoPH) and the Program of Social Policy and Program Evaluation (PROSPER) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) College of Public Policy (CPP) signed a collaboration agreement to conduct a research project titled 'Risk Assessment of Communicable Diseases among Workers in Qatar.'

The scope of the project includes a comprehensive assessment of the prevalence and risk factors for communicable diseases among workers in Qatar as well as an analysis of the social, psychological, and economic impacts of communicable diseases on this population. The project is expected to take approximately three years to complete.

The overall goal of the partnership is to develop effective science-based interventions and policies to control communicable diseases among workers living in the country.

Director Of Public Health, Public Health Department at MOPH Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani said that this project demonstrates the ministry's commitment towards supporting the health
and wellbeing of Qatar's citizens and residents. "By collaborating with HBKU's CPP, we aim to craft effective public health
policy founded on robust research," added Dr. Al-Thani.

For his part, Lead Principal Investigator on the project and Associate Professor and Founding Director of PROSPER at HBKU Dr. Anis Ben Brik said that this collaborative project is a significant milestone towards identifying and mitigating the health
risks facing workers in Qatar.

"It also signifies a considerable stride in fostering collaboration between the public sector and the College of Public Policy and is itself poised to contribute to the development of effective health
policies and strategies aimed at preventing and controlling communicable diseases among workers," Dr. Brik added.

"HBKU's CPP reflects the university's priority to contribute to effective policy development in the State of Qatar," he noted, adding that the college recruits renowned public policy experts into its faculty, builds research capacity, and educates future leaders to engage with their communities, acting as a bridge for policy innovations that positively contribute to global public good.

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