Public Health
08.01.2013

TO receive resources to combat chronic diseases

Appeal will be invested in strengthening and implementation of the planned actions to combat illnesses from that year

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State Health Fund of Tocantins received $ 250 thousand for the Strategic Action Plan for the Fight of NCDs
State Health Fund of Tocantins received $ 250 thousand for the Strategic Action Plan for the Fight of NCDs

The State Health Fund of Tocantins received $ 250 000 from the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the Strategic Action Plan for the Fight of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). The Ordinance was published in the Official Gazette feature will be invested, as of March this year, the strengthening and implementation of the planned actions to combat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and respiratory diseases.

Across the state, about 267 people died from chronic diseases in 2009. According to the Technical Management of Chronic Diseases Sesau, Cleudemar Gonçalves, health professionals will be trained and municipalities also will be distributing educational material. Our goal is to inform people about health promotion and prevention of these diseases, he says.

Habits such as physical inactivity, high alcohol consumption, smoking and poor diet are the main nutrients in risk factors that lead to the development of chronic diseases. Many people have a genetic predisposition to these diseases, but they can be prevented or have their symptoms alleviated if the patient look better care of your health, says Cleudemar.

In Brazil, 255 people for every 100 thousand inhabitants have suffered from chronic diseases in 2011. The goal of MS is reduced to 196 cases by 2022.

Source: Isaude.net