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Health closes caravan of mobilization against dengue in Victoria

The campaign ran through the states of Pernambuco, Bahia, Ceara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul

 
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Ministry of Health concluded today in Vitória (ES), the caravan of mobilization against dengue, after visiting the country's nine states, totaling 10,000 km traveled since November.

The Health Minister Jose Gomes, mobilized more than 300 managers and professionals of the Holy Spirit, the latest state to be visited in this action: I close the caravan, but our work, society and health professionals, is permanent . The work can not stop, he warned, the Anchieta Palace.

Temporao stressed that while there is no vaccine against dengue, the main weapon is prevention. He cited the agreement between Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) and GlaxoSmithKline last year to produce the vaccine, but noted that the expectation is that it will not be ready in less than five years. Dengue kills. And the State alone can not solve this huge public health problem. The role of mobilization, education and information for prevention, said the minister.

The mobilization toured the states of Pernambuco, Bahia, Ceara, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul Temporão in Victoria, called on public officials to the cause: The mayors have to take that question for you . And the general public the minister gave the message: "The important thing is to turn knowledge into collective action, talk to the neighbor and the manager's charge to public cleanliness. He further stressed that the problem is global, since there are now over 100 million cases of dengue worldwide.

Reinforcement in Urgent and Emergency

After making the presentation of the work of prevention of dengue, the Minister highlighted three Temporão efforts. The first, to strengthen and streamline the policy on emergency care of the Unified Health System (SUS) in Brazil. In this context, he mentioned the universal SAMU/192 Service (Mobile Emergency Care), which should arrive by the end of the year the entire population. In 2009, the ministry bought 1,800 ambulances.

Temporao mentioned, especially the implementation of the Emergency Care Units 24 Hour (PSUs) to relieve the emergency rooms of hospitals.

Another effort is the incorporation of two new vaccines into the routine immunization schedule is available in public health: the 10-valent pneumococcal and anti-meningococcal C. The minister said that such inclusion will generate great impact in reducing hospitalizations and deaths among children in Brazil.

Finally, he highlighted Brazil prepares for a possible second pandemic wave of influenza virus A (H1N1). He said the credit of $ 2 billion is already being used for the purchase of vaccines to immunize the priority groups for vaccination the first step starts from March 8, acquisition of respirators and other equipment for the service network in country.

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Source: MINISTÉRIO DA SAÚDE
   Palavras-chave:   Ministry of Health    Caravan    Temporao    Dengue    States   
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