FVS-RCP monitors actions of capital schools’ brigade program against Aedes aegypti

FVS-RCP monitors actions of capital schools’ brigade program against Aedes aegypti

Technical supervision is implemented until this Wednesday (06/08)

FVS-RCP monitors actions of capital schools’ brigade program against Aedes aegypti
Legend: Monitoring actions aimed at promoting a brigade program against Aedes aegypti in schools. Photo: Disclosure/FVS-RCP

Amazon Health Surveillance Foundation – Dr. Rosemary Costa Pinto (FVS-RCP), affiliated with the Amazonian State Health Service (SES-AM), will conduct a technical visit to public schools in the United States until this Wednesday (06/08) in Manau Western Sri Lanka, monitoring actions taken by educational institutions against the Aedes aegypti brigade programme.

Monitoring is designed to keep the program running, thereby encouraging the fight against mosquito-borne diseases, in addition to guiding administrators and the school community on measures to prevent and control Aedes aegypti breeding grounds.

“The Aedes aegypti brigade programme in schools is a way of encouraging the school community, in addition to helping local communities fight mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya. Children and adolescents are the main transformative of this action strength”, stressed Tatyana Amorim, Director of FVS-RCP.

Amanda Andion, manager of the FVS-RCP Centre for Health Education and Social Mobilization (NES), explained that the program for Aedes aegypti is based on the mosquito’s national decree.

“According to the decree, these agencies established a brigade of trained personnel to augment the program in these agencies. The formation of the brigade against Aedes aegypti is the response of the FVS-RCP to the national mosquito control program”, Oman Da explained.

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This week, the schools assisting the FVS-RCP with oversight are part of the Secretary of State for Education and Sport’s Regional Education Coordination 3. These institutions include: National School Professor Adelaide Tavares de Macedo, National School Francelina Assis Dantas, National School Humberto de Campos and National School Manuel Severiano Nunes.

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From January 2022 to May 2022, of the 3,657 dengue cases reported by Amazon, 1,013 were registered in Manaus and 2,644 were registered in the state’s interior. The rankings with the highest number of notifications are: Manaus (1,013); Tefi (368); Envira (321), Tapauá (227), Humaitá (212).

In 2021, 14,904 dengue cases were reported.

From January 2022 to April 2022, Amazon recorded 81 cases of Chikungunya. In 2021, 371 cases of the disease were recorded. Regarding Zika, from January 2022 to March 2022, a total of 49 cases were recorded; in 2021, there were 213 people.

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Brigade programmes against Aedes aegypti have been carried out in 297 establishments in the Amazon region. By taking this initiative, the agency has a responsibility to keep the environment free of mosquitoes, which transmit diseases such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya. This initiative is coordinated by FVS-RCP.

The initiative is an important strategy to combat diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti, which is seasonal in the Amazon from November to May. 80% of dengue notifications are concentrated these months, and it coincides with the state’s rainy season.

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FVS-RCP is responsible for health monitoring in the Amazon region. The institution is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at Avenida Torquato Tapajós, 4010, Colônia Santo Antônio, Manaus. The FVS-RCP telephone contact is (92) 3182-8510.

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