FVS performs 2nd State Symposium on Tuberculosis

The event will bring together health professionals 62 Amazon municipalities.
23/03/2015 08h00 - Updated 23/03/2015 03h26
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Source: Press Office

The Foundation for Health Surveillance (FVS), an agency of the State Department of Health (Sesame), place between days 23 e 25 March, 2nd State Symposium on Tuberculosis. The event's theme “Amazon free of Tuberculosis – breathe this idea”, It will be performed, from 8.30 am, Auditorium Berlarmino Lins, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Amazonas, located in Recife Street, s/n, Park 10 from November.

The symposium will bring together all municipal coordinators Control Program Tuberculosis and coordinators of primary care in the capital and the interior. “We here at least two representatives from each municipality in the state, Semsa of Manaus and FVS, evaluating our actions and updating on the direction that the Ministry of Health is taking to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis cases in the state”, informs the CEO of the Foundation for Health Surveillance, Bernardino Albuquerque.

The symposium is being coordinated by the State Program for Tuberculosis Control. Among the topics that will be addressed are increased by the health teams active search family of new cases and follow-up the patient to avoid the abandonment of treatment.

“Tuberculosis is still a disease with high incidence in the state of Amazonas and the country, and it is proven through research that one of the causes of this high incidence is the abandonment of treatment”, explains Bernardino. He informs that the treatment lasts six months, but early on the patient already has improved framework. Maybe for this, but of 60% of patients discontinue treatment, without being cured. “This is detrimental to the person who, inclusive, continues to transmit the disease”, said.

The state coordinator of the Control Program Tuberculosis / FVS, Marlúcia Garrido, stresses that one of the Symposium's objectives is to develop a combat action plan and control of tuberculosis, which should be available to all municipalities and applied in accordance with the reality and specificity of each.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) among the 22 countries with the highest number of tuberculosis cases worldwide, Brazil is the 17th placed.

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