Professionals and patients at the Family Health Center in Parque Santa Rita will have the opportunity to learn more about tuberculosis, an ancient disease that affects a large number of people throughout the country. In celebration of World Tuberculosis Day, celebrated on March 24, specialists from the Goiás State Ministry of Health (SES-GO) are promoting a conversation circle in the unit, where different aspects of the disease, including symptoms and treatment, will be addressed.
The panel discussion on tuberculosis will take place, on Friday, from 8 am, and is implemented by SES-GO in partnership with the Municipal Health Department of Goiânia. Government coordinator of tuberculosis at SES-GO, Emilio Miranda, assures that such initiatives will be developed in different cities and in units located in the capital.
In addition to the conversation circle at the Family Health Center in Parque Santa Rita, educational activities are planned in Trinidad and Senador Canedo, in the Emergency Hospital of Goiás State Dr. Valdemiro Cruz (Hugo) and at the State Center for Long-Term Care and Support Condomínio Solidariedade, both in Goiânia. All initiatives are the result of a partnership between SES-GO and the municipal health secretariats.
Emilio Miranda emphasizes that with these mobilization measures, SES-GO intends to make the population aware of the disease and, in this way, to enable early diagnosis and reduce cases in the state. Tuberculosis is a preventable, treatable and treatable disease through medicines distributed free of charge through the Unified Health System (SUS).
María José Silva (text) and Marco Montero (photo) / Sectoral Communication
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