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Type: Artigo
Title: Evaluation Of Schistosomiasis Control Activities In The Family Health Strategy In Municipalities In The Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Title Alternative: Avaliação Das Ações De Controle Da Esquistossomose Na Estratégia De Saúde Da Família Em Municípios Do Vale Do Jequitinhonha Em Minas Gerais
Author: Quites H.F.O.
Abreu M.N.S.
Matosoi L.F.
Gazzinelli A.
Abstract: Observational study that examined the quality of the preventive actions for schistosomiasis control in the Brazilian Family Health Strategy (FHS) in an endemic area. Structured questionnaires were used to interview 97 health professionals of the FHS and the Secretary of Health of 25 municipalities belonging to the State Health Department of Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Models of latent variables were used to define a score to evaluate the quality of the process. The results showed that 57.8% of the FHS teams’ actions were unsatisfactory or critical. The professionals did not perform effective activities for the control of the infection and 8.1% did not use the diagnostic methods required by the government. Similarly, the professionals did not receive adequate training for the development of schistosomiasis prevention and control. There was a lack of educational materials to carry out health education activities, and the FHS teams conducted educational activities in only 48% of the schools of municipalities. Less than half of the professionals interviewed knew about the Schistosomiasis Control Program. We concluded that it is necessary to integrate this Program’s practices to the FHS, and seek a suitable support of municipal management through pacts and social control. © 2016, Assocaicao Brasileira de Pos, Gradacao em Saude Coletiva. All rights reserved.
Subject: Communicable Disease Control
Family Health Strategy
Health Services Administration
Neglected Diseases
Public Health
Schistosomiasis Mansoni
Editor: Assocaicao Brasileira de Pos, Gradacao em Saude Coletiva
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Epidemiologia. Assocaicao Brasileira De Pos, Gradacao Em Saude Coletiva, v. 19, n. 2, p. 375 - 389, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1980-5497201600020014
Date Issue: 2016
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