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Rio de Janeiro launches campaign to combat racism in the NHS

The topic is the focus of State Campaign to Combat Racism and Prejudice released in UPA Copacabana

 
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In celebration of the National Day of Mobilization Pro-Black Population Health, to be held on Sunday (27), the State Department of Health launched today (25) the campaign to combat racism and prejudice in the Unified Health System (SUS) . The action, which has the support of the Technical Department of Health of the Black Population, occurred in the emergency care unit (APU) Copacabana, south of Rio

According to Carina Pacheco, Technical Advisor Strategic Management and Participatory Health Department, the action opened small debates on the issue among the guests. Pamphlets and posters explaining various types of bias have been distributed to the public.

The goal of the action is facing any kind of prejudice, be it racial, religious or sexual health units in the state. The idea was to make a broad-based campaign, addressing prejudice as a whole. We put posters with transsexuals and people with coats of African religions to explain that our desire. The proposal is to promote behavior change in health care, leading to an awareness of this issue. It [prejudice] must be fought through public health policies that ensure a more equitable in SUS, "he said.

According to data from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), about 80% of visits and hospitalizations of patients blacks in Brazil are concentrated in the SUS. The low level of support for the black population is also explicit in the percentage of black women aged 25 or over who have never breast exams in life: 46.3% versus 28.7% of white women.

The campaign will go all the state units of Health until November 20, is celebrated as the National Day of Black Consciousness.

Source: SECRETARIA DE SAUDE DO RJ
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