Aware of the increase in chikungunya cases in Palmas, the Municipal Health Department (Semus), through the Primary Care Supervisory Authority and Health Surveillance, on Wednesday, 20th, promoted a meeting to harmonize strategies to combat communicable diseases. fur. Aedes aegyptithe vector mosquito, which also transmits dengue and Zika.
In addition to the managers and coordinators from the Semus technical area, endemic disease control agents and community health workers from the most endemic areas participated in the activity. According to the Ministry of Health, the integration of the two regions is necessary to meet the real health needs of the population. “Through this joint work, we will be able to influence the population to educate about controlling and eliminating mosquito outbreaks,” says Marisa Castro, Semus Health Monitoring Director.
Marisi adds that in addition to the ongoing support of health agents and agents to combat endemic disease in the permanent visit to homes, Seamus also relies on the work of the Health Surveillance to inspect shops, the Metropolitan Guard of Diamonds (GMP) and the Mayor of Municipal Infrastructure and Public Services in forced admissions and fines.
During the meeting, with the aim of promoting integrated communication between health workers and endemic factors, the technical team presented the epidemiological scenario of the clusters most affected by chikungunya and reported on the homes where there are the most outbreaks and/or which need to be inspected by the agents..
Among the measures already implemented to combat the disease, Semus teams reinforced technical visits to family health units (USF), strengthened health education activities with block residents and vector control through weekly analysis. Data on the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases.
Another strategy implemented by Semus is the weekly meetings for planning actions and strategies, as well as strengthening the training of health professionals to ensure an agile service to counter and prevent these diseases.
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