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Talk: Community Mobilization to End Tuberculosis in Cambodia

Event Details

October 1, 2020
8:30 am-9:30 am


Free admission
Krishna Poudel

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) are pleased to announce the second talk in the IGH 2020 Global Health Seminar Series by Dr. Siyan Yi. Dr. Yi will address "Community Mobilization to End Tuberculosis in Cambodia."

Dr. Yi is a founding Director of KHANA Center for Population Health in Cambodia and an assistant professor and Director of Integrated Research Program at the National University of Singapore. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His ongoing projects include the multimillion Community Mobilization Initiatives to End Tuberculosis and four large-scale community-based randomized controlled trials on HIV and tuberculosis.

Cambodia is one of the 30 high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries in the world. Although the country has made notable progress in fighting the epidemic, a significant proportion of undiagnosed cases impedes these gains. Approximately 40% of TB cases in Cambodia remained undiagnosed in 2018. Dr. Yi’s presentation focuses on the details of a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial being implemented with funding from the USAID in seven provinces to increase the yield of TB diagnosis and case notification in Cambodia as well as preliminary results of the trial. 

For more information on the Global Health Seminar Series or to receive the Zoom link, contact IGH co-director Krishna Poudel at