The program was planned so that it allowed experiences to be shared and discussions about the progress related to leptospirosis to take place among Nicaragua's experts who work in surveillance, prevention and response to outbreaks of leptospirosis at various national institutions, as well as promote interaction with international experts on this subject. The agenda included presentations of the country experiences and the results obtained from the study conducted to identify the driving factors for leptospirosis’ outbreaks in Nicaragua, carried out jointly by the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua and PAHO (Nicaragua and Washington DC). Followed by plenary discussions that examined selected issues and developed recommendations. The participation of representatives from different sectors of Nicaragua as well as representatives from other countries, international organizations and research institutions allowed very productive work to be done on a subject that have not had this level of interaction in the region of the Americas.
Welcoming remarks and opening of the National Forum of Leptospirosis
Dr. Carlos Sáenz Torres, MINSA / Nicaragua