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Integration of environmental surveillance in dengue control and functions of community health agents

Grant number: 16/02130-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal researcher:Andrea Paula Peneluppi de Medeiros
Grantee:Jéssica Siqueira Lemos de Andrade
Home Institution: Instituto Básico de Biociências (IBB). Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU). Taubaté , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Dengue, one of the main problems of today's public health, is a viral disease that spreads quickly worldwide. National Guidelines for the Prevention and Dengue Epidemics Control, 2009 the Ministry of Health, state that the Community Health Agent must, among other things, act in coordination with the endemic control staff, whose duties forwarding the suspected dengue cases to the Primary Health Units; act together to households, informing residents about the disease, its symptoms and risks, the transmitter agent and prevention measures. This research will study the incorporation of dengue control activities to the functions of Community Health Agents. It is an Epidemiological Study Description from ACS of the 21 Family Health Units in Pindamonhangaba-SP. A questionnaire on Health Team Data family and ACS's performance will be applied to these professionals. It will be held descriptive analysis of the data by using the Excel program. (AU)

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