On D-Day of government mobilization against dengue, a tool implemented as a bundle called ArboviControl was launched on Friday, which automatically generates reports based on data from the Notifiable Diseases Information System (Sinan).
To be used by Paraná public health directors to combat disease, this work was designed by the University of Maringa State (UEM) and the State Department of Health (SESA). According to the volume, 83.7% of the cities of Paraná are endemic with dengue.
Eniuce Menezes de Souza, Professor in the Department of Statistics (DES) and in the Graduate Program in Biostatistics (PBE) at UEM, responsible for ArboviControl, explains that, online, the user will be able to generate reports with weekly updated data. Use will be for Sesa, 22 Regional Health and each of the 399 municipalities in Paraná, including dengue information by neighborhoods.
“The idea is to expand it to other countries in the country and make the package more interactive,” he said.
ArboviControl (in R) automatically generates analyzes and reports, which contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of dengue fever, thus aiding in action planning and decision-making by municipal managers in the health field, optimizing resources and saving human lives. For its construction, there was cooperation, in addition to DES and PBE, from the Department of Mathematics (DMA) at UEM.
Dean Ricardo Dias Silva praised collaborative work and public-private partnerships, as he believes they are beneficial to the development of science and innovation. “UEM is proud of the possibility to offer our state not only the training of professionals, but also advances in research and extension activities so that residents can access technological and health services,” he said.
In addition to Sousa, the D-Day live broadcast also included: Douglas Lopez Farias, Director of IT at Centro Universitário Ingá (Uningá); Ederlei Ribeiro Alcamine, 15th Regional Health Chief; Grace Cesar do Amaral, Continuing Education Coordinator in Health, 15th Provincial Health Department; Ivana Lucia Belmonte, Environmental Monitoring Coordinator, CISA; Josen Santana Pimentel, Sesa biologist; Maria Goretti; David Lopez, Director of Health Care and Monitoring at Sesa; Ricardo Dias Silva, Acting Dean of UEM; and Solange Munhoz Arroyo Lopes, director of the Center for Biological and Health Sciences at UniCesumar University.
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