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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [government Directive Ms # 822/01: Unique Aspects Of Hemoglobinopathies For Public Health In Brazil].
Author: Ramalho, Antonio Sérgio
Magna, Luís Alberto
de Paiva-e-Silva, Roberto Benedito
Abstract: By including hemoglobinopathies in the National Neonatal Screening Program (PNTN), Brazilian Ministry of Health Directive # 822/01 has taken an important step towards recognition of their relevance for public health in the country. However, except at a few specialized centers, the public health care system is unprepared to meet the goals laid out under the directive. As the first step to effectively implement the guidelines, it is thus necessary to disseminate information on hemoglobinopathies among health professionals working in public health, especially those involved in neonatal screening. This article discusses some of the unique characteristics of hemoglobinopathies in comparison to other metabolic disorders included in the National Neonatal Screening Program. The authors also analyze potential sources of misunderstanding that could jeopardize the program's outcome.
Subject: Brazil
Infant, Newborn
National Health Programs
Neonatal Screening
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 19, n. 4, p. 1195-9
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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