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MS launches plan for coping with leprosy in three regions of the country

More than $ 45 million will be invested in 796 municipalities. Plan focuses on early detection and treatment

 
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The Ministry of Health launched the "Integrated Strategic Action Plan to Combat Disease Elimination of" focusing on 796 priority municipalities for disposal of diseases: leprosy, trachoma and schistosomiasis geohelmintíases. Altogether, there shall be U.S. $ 45.7 million for the North, Northeast and Midwest regions considered endemic.

"We are getting a sustained advance in the fight against leprosy. We want to expand this effort for the elimination of the disease as a public health problem in the country," said Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Jarbas Barbosa. The SUS also works to reduce by 26.9% detection rate of new cases in children under 15 years, increase the cure rate (90% of new cases) and review 80% of household contacts of leprosy cases. The Action Plan presents strategies related to early detection and timely treatment of cases, setting goals and priorities until 2015.

In the ten years from 2000 to 2010, the incidence of new leprosy cases fell 35.1%. Between 2010 and 2011, the detection rate fell to 15%. We checked 33,955 episodes of the disease that year, a coefficient of 17.6 new cases per 100 000 inhabitants. Of the total, 2,420 were diagnosed in children under 15 years of age.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Comprehensive Plan    Leprosy    Ministry of Health    Endemic areas    Schistosomiasis   
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