On November 7, 2022, Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute (CARI) Khon Kaen University, led by the Secretary Assoc. Prof. Dr. Watcharin Loilome met with Dr.Saman Futrakul, Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 7th Khon Kaen. They discussed “the guidelines for driving the prevention and control of liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma” at the Ratchapruek meeting room, the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 7th, Khon Kaen.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Watcharin Loilome, Secretary and Director of the Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute, said that Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute was delighted to be a partner driving the implementation of liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma problems. We could develop from last year by supporting various resources, including knowledge, techniques, methods, experts, and some budget.
The meeting discussed and concluded with the main driving guidelines as follows:
- Increase the number of liver flukes screening targets with urinary antigens in areas with high prevalence
- Bring the model district model to solve problems of liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma “Model District” to use in areas with high prevalence.
- Driving food safety issues: Liver fluke-free fish
- Promote the implementation of liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma courses in schools
We invite everyone to discuss them today to develop further from the past year’s operating results. What we discuss today must be integrated with relevant agencies. It is a continuation of the spirit of Prof. Dr. Narong Khuntikeo, who is dedicated to liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma work. Dr. Saman Futrakul, Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 7th Khon Kaen, mentioned.