MoPH organises scientific training to tackle high domestic cholesterol Dec 22, 2016 0 289 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and Sanofi, recently organised a two-day educational scientific programme led by renowned national and international experts. Participating cardiologists and endocrinologists emphasised the need for adopting effective and timely measures to ensure improved domestic cholesterol management in patients to address cardiovascular disease risk.The programme included scientific presentations on dyslipidemia management, guidelines for lipid management, updates on latest therapy advancements and advanced workshops on optimal management based on case studies.Experts noted a large number of patients are faced with the challenge of achieving the recommended LDL cholesterol levels. During the sessions, experts deliberated on the unmet need for additional LDL-C lowering therapy and the potential role of PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibition in the future lipid management to prevent cardiovascular disease and manage familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) cases. PCSK9 is a protein that plays a critical role in the modulation of LDL-C levels in the blood. "The Ministry of Public Health, through the National Health Strategy, emphasises the importance of medical education programmes to develop highly skilled workforce. This is essential if we are to successfully implement our public health agenda and reduce the incidence of chronic diseases. Our effort is to better equip our health experts, enhance their knowledge on latest scientific advancements and enable physicians to deliver the best health outcomes for patients," said Dr Salih Ali al Marri.He added,"An internationally recognised quality improvement framework with the triple aim of Better Health, Better Care and Better Value is being adopted for NHS 2017-2022. Collaborative public-private partnerships will be key to achieving our healthcare goals and securing the future of the country."Dr Mahmoud A Zirie, senior consultant Endocrinology, head of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Hamad Hospital, said:"People with underlying conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes often have high cholesterol. In the region, adults also suffer from familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a little known inherited condition associated with high cholesterol that can result in early cardiovascular disease." Pages 123 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES QA, Hasbro redefine kid's in-flight experience Dec 22, 2016 0 615 HMC wins international nursing awards Dec 22, 2016 0 1226 Al Kharaitiyat Interchange shut to traffic for two months Dec 22, 2016 0 334 Sewage project for south Doha to be completed by 2019 One of the important benefits of the project is the gravity based main trunk sewer that will link a number of areas in the south of Doha to the sewage network. As a result, it will reduce the environmental impacts through the .. Emir sends condolences to Russian president Emir sends condolences to Russian president The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani sent a cable of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday over the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to .. Ashghal to divert traffic on Al Luqta St QNA Doha The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will divert a small section of the eastbound lanes on Al Luqta Street opposite Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) to an adjacent 540-metre road from Friday. The minor .. QU to hold meet on corporate social responsibility QNA Doha Qatar University (QU) will host Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Exhibition and Conference in March 2017. The event, a first-of-its-kind in Qatar, aims to review the different experiences of business .. QBG adds 'A Flower Each Spring' to its educational initiatives Tribune News Network Doha The Qur'anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has officially added the popular 'A Flower Each Spring' programme to its multiple educational initiatives such as 'Fun & Learn', ..