Brazil Says Chagas Disease Is Under Control

The Chagas Disease is under control, in spite of recent cases registered in Santa Catarina among people who drank sugarcane juice, ensured Brazil’s Minister of Health, Humberto Costa, on April 8, during opening ceremony of the Regional Health and Citizenship Forum), in Petrolina, state of Pernambuco.

According to the Minister, the Ministry has developed programs to reduce occurrences of the Chagas Disease in the state of Bahia, the only one with cases of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission.


The objective of the forum is to present to participants the initiatives undertaken by the federal government, with people participation, to expand sanitation programs, control endemic diseases, and provide medical assistance to the population.


There were speeches on the control of diseases such as Hansen’s, tuberculosis, dengue fever, Chagas, as well as those sexually transmitted and AIDS.


The benefits of the Family Health and Oral Health programs were also discussed. The event gathered mayors, municipal secretaries of health, and representatives of the civil society, in addition to technical experts of the Ministry of Health.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

You May Also Like

Brazil: Dirty Bomb Explodes in Workers Party’s Hands

With less than two weeks for the presidential election Brazil was again rocked by ...

For UN Rapporteur Brazil Needs Affirmative Action to Deal with Marginalization

Racial discrimination is a structural and historical problem in Brazilian society, according to Doudou ...

Brazil Market Follows the US Uphill

Brazilian shares rose, bolstered by strong quarterly earnings announcements. Brazil’s market followed a rebound ...

Follow the Leader

A Lula victory will allow Brazil, in alliance with some of the U.S.’s adversaries, ...

Brazil’s Fat Lady Can’t Sing: Intermission Feature

As a young and musically inclined adolescent of Brazilian descent, growing up in the ...

Middle East Orders 11 New Jets from Brazil’s Embraer

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced sales of four new executive jets to clients in ...

Brazil Calls US Farm Subsidies ‘Curse on Trade’

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, stressed that priority will be given this ...

World Social Forum Back in Brazil and Ready for Change

Representatives of the Organizing Committee of the World Social Forum (WSF) met yesterday, November ...

South of Brazil’s Industry Invests US$ 2 Billion in Equipment

Industries from the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina intend to invest US$ 2 ...

Gol to Get 30 New Boeings

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil’s low-fare, low-cost airline, yesterday announced that it has ...