The head of the National Council of Health, Henrique Barros, said on Friday that issues of Health that matters to young people, “Like sexual health, bullying and mental disorders” are part of their reality, but “they don’t have an answer yet”.
After a meeting with the President of the Council of the Republic, Ferro Rodriguez, in which he gave a “positive assessment” of his first term, Henrique Barros stressed the importance of listening to the various sectors of society in order to make the decision.
The World Health Organization considered that this form of consultation promoted the participation of various health stakeholders, and that it is thus a good practice that “contemplates health promotion and care, as well as disease prevention” from a bottom-up perspective,” the head of the National Health Council told Agência. Lusa.
The Youth Vision, enshrined in the Youth Agenda 2030, has created “a set of ideas and proposals that come from key stakeholders in the future of health,” individual and collective, and that offer perspectives that are “sometimes unseen,” Henrique Barros emphasized.
He added, “The way we deal with problems in people aged 10, 15 and 20 is not the same as in people aged 30, 40, 50 or 60. We tend to take a one-size-fits-all approach…”.
With regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, which is a “large part” of his mandate, Henrique Barros explained that “the Council was concerned with the transfer of knowledge to the professional ranks, patients, representatives of economic and social entities, universities and technical institutes”, allowing “to present a set of proposals that may not have been possible.” Listen to it” as one would like, “but it can always be revisited in the future.”