Experience Report: Dengue Control Workshops to Promote Intersectoral Responsibility and Popular Participation
Introduction: Dengue is considered a disease of great epidemiological impact, that occurs mainly in tropical and subtropical countries. In Brazil, it has shown an increase in all regions of the country, with the highest incidence in the Southeast and Midwest regions.
Objective: To describe the practical experience of carrying out dengue control workshops to promote intersectoral responsibility and popular participation.
Methods: Descriptive study, as a reporting experience, developed by surveillance in Health Care in the Basic Attention for the Dengue Control, from Crato, in state of Ceará, Brazil. It was carried out from April to November 2014, in areas with higher building infestation rate. During this period, many actions were held, such as: situational diagnosis of the most affected areas with dengue in the municipality; meetings and workshops, preparing and implementing a local action plan, which included thirteen teams of health family, with community members and other services.
Results: Five workshops were held with community and intersectoral participation. Actions with active focus searching were carried out on various community contexts, by choosing the D-Day, doing the spot spraying; health communication through posters and sound cars. Besides, technical qualification of health professionals regarding the usage of the flowchart for suspects and notifications cases. The construction of the local actions plan and its execution reduced the number of cases and the infestation data.
Conclusion: This experience has shown that dengue combat actions became effecient in so far as it is able to develop joint actions, seeking inter-sectoral and community partnerships. Local initiative on the control of dengue is really important in our country, since it makes accessible this kind of attention and demonstrate its effectiveness to the society.
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