UEM and Health Department launch ArboviControl, a tool to fight dengue – The Present

On D-Day of State Mobilization to Combat Dengue, a tool implemented as a package, called ArboviControl, which automatically generates reports based on data from the Information System of Notification of Appeals (Sinan).

To be used by public health managers in Paraná to fight the disease, the work was conceived by the State University of Maringá (UEM) and by the State Department of Health (Sesa). According to the folder, 83.7% of cities in Paraná are infested with dengue.

Eniuce Menezes de Souza, professor at the Department of Statistics (DES) and at the Postgraduate Program in Biostatistics (PBE) at UEM, responsible for ArboviControl, explains that, online, the user will be able to generate reports with weekly updated data. The use will be for Sesa, the 22 Regional Health and each of the 399 municipalities in Paraná, including dengue information by neighborhoods.

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“The idea is to expand it to other states in the country and make the package more interactive,” he said.

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ArboviControl (in R language) automatically generates analyzes and reports, which contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of dengue, consequently helping in action planning, decision-making by municipal managers in the health area, in optimizing resources and saving human lives. For its construction, there was collaboration, in addition to DES and PBE, of the Department of Mathematics (DMA) of UEM.

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Dean Ricardo Dias Silva praised the collaborative work and the public-private partnership, as he believes they are beneficial to the evolution of Science and Innovation. “UEM is proud of the possibility of offering our State not only the training of professionals, but also the advancement in research and extension activities so that the population has access to technological and health services”, he said.

In addition to Souza, the D-Day live broadcast also included: Douglas Lopes Farias, Information Technology director at Centro Universitário Ingá (Uningá); Ederlei Ribeiro Alkamin, head of the 15th Regional Health; Greicy César do Amaral, coordinator of Continuing Education in Health at the 15th Regional Health Department; Ivana Lúcia Belmonte, coordinator of Sesa’s Environmental Surveillance; Jociene Santana Pimentel, biologist at Sesa; Maria Goretti David Lopes, director of Health Care and Surveillance at Sesa; Ricardo Dias Silva, acting dean of UEM; and Solange Munhoz Arroyo Lopes, director of the Center for Biological and Health Sciences at UniCesumar University.

With Paraná State News Agency

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