Campaign for the World Day to Combat Viral Hepatitis to reach the bus terminal

The campaign in the terminals will start the next day 22.
21/07/2016 10h08 - Updated 21/07/2016 10h10
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The campaign promoted by the State Department of Health (Sesame), in allusion to the World Day to Combat the Viral Hepatitis (28 July), will be in Manaus bus terminals, on Friday, day 22, and on Monday, day 25, with educational activities and distribution of informative material about the disease. The work will be developed by the Organization of the Civil Society Forum (OSC) Aids, Susam one of the partners in the campaign.

On Friday, day 22, the actions will take place in Terminal 5, in the neighborhood San Jose, East zone, 15h to 18h. On Monday, day 25, the awareness work will be done in Terminal 1, on Avenida Constantino Nery, Zona Sul. In addition to the bus terminal, the actions of the campaign also follow the Alfredo da Matta Foundation (fuam), Sul, unit Susam, lectures and intensive offering rapid tests for Hepatitis B and C, until the day 27 Of this month.

The campaign for World Day to Combat Viral Hepatitis started on 8 this month and goes up 29 July. The state Secretary of Health, Pedro Elias de Souza, explains that the programming, What happens in the capital and in the interior, It includes, also, condom distribution. According to him, They will be offered, altogether, 41.800 rapid tests for Hepatitis B and 41.800 for the disease type C, in health services and partner institutions, in the capital and in the interior. They will be distributed 600 thousand condoms and more 200 thousand informative brochures about the disease.

The theme of the campaign, this year, is "Freedom is taking care. Such test?”. The program is headed by the State Coordination of STD / AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, linked to the Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT-HVD), and it is held in partnership with local health departments and entities operating in the sector. In Manaus, besides the institutions already mentioned, They are also engaged in the campaign to Adriano Jorge Hospital Foundation (FHAJ), unit Susam, DST Center / AIDS and Viral Hepatitis of the Municipal Health (Sems), LGBT Forum and the Friendship Network & Solidarity with People Living with HIV / AIDS.

The chief executive of FMT-HVD, Rosemary grace, It points out that the aim of the campaign is to reinforce the warnings for the prevention and early diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis. She points out that Amazon has a diagnostic network, to offer rapid tests for the detection of Hepatitis B and C, in all municipalities, in Basic Health Units (BHU).

About the disease

The infectious disease Silvana Lima, state coordinator of STD / AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, explains that the disease results from inflammation of the liver. The appropriate treatment time and, she says, it is important to prevent the transmission and progression of the disease and its serious consequences, as cirrhosis or liver cancer.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Hepatitis affect about 20 million people worldwide, of which 1,4 million die each year, due to complications for its development. No Amazon, between the years 2001 e 2015, They were recorded 14.338 cases of Viral Hepatitis.

Check the schedule:

From 11 a 26, from 8am to 12pm
Alfredo da Matta Foundation promotes educational activities, Sul.

Day 22, 15h to 18h
Forum OSC AIDS will promote educational activities, with distribution of informative material in Terminal 5, in the neighborhood San Jose, East zone.

Day 25, 15h to 18h
Forum OSC AIDS will promote educational activities, with distribution of informative material in Terminal 1, on Avenida Constantino Nery, Sul.

Day 27, from 8am to 12pm
Alfredo da Matta Foundation will offer rapid testing, Sul. 800 testes.

Day 28 (World Day to Combat Viral Hepatitis), 8:30 am to 11 am
Forum OSC AIDS perform educational activity in the Modern Manaus.
8h to 12h and 13h to 17h
Foundation Hospital Adriano Jorge will make rapid testing and distribution of informative material and condoms.

Day 29, 8h to 15h
FMT will offer rapid testing, brochures and condoms.
From 8:30 am to 11:30 am
OSC AIDS distribute information material and condoms in the gallery Holy Spirit, downtown.


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