An-Najah Participates, Among Several of Regional and Arab Countries, in the WHO Workshop for Establishing Regional Network of Poison Centers
An-Najah National University, represented by the Analysis, Poison Control and Calibration Center (APCC) has recently participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Workshop titled "Expert Consultation for Finalization of Regional Framework for Public Health Response to Chemical Events and for Establishing Regional Network of Poison Centers for International Health (IHR) Implementation". The workshop was held at the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan over the period of 16-18 February, 2019.
The workshop focused on the role of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in chemical accident management and the challenges to the implementation of these regulations. The workshop discussed many topics on "Management of Chemical incidents and Emergences"
Dr. Amjad Hussein, Director of APCC Center and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at An-Najah, gave a presentation about the APCC center, its development, units, laboratories and services delivered to the local community especially in the fields of chemicals analysis and poisoning cases and their management.
Dr. Hussein referred to the accomplishments achieved by the center in the previous year, which included providing medical advice on poisoning and specialized clinical consultation for different cases daily and around the clock. He also talked about the future goals of the center, commended the role of its staff in improving it, and mentioned that the Unit is directed by Dr. Sa’ed Zyoud who is a specialist in clinical toxicology.
The workshop discussed possible means of mutual cooperation among the parties involved to build further relations with the poison control centres in the Arab region.
Following the workshop, all participants visited the Jordan Poison Center and the toxicology lab at the University of Jordan, and they were updated on recent developments and activities of the centre.