SESAI begins training on prenatal care in the Yanomami DSEI
In partnership with PAHO and with support from experts, the Ministry of Health´s Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health has developed two pilot projects to conduct specialized training for health professionals who work in the Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Teams of the Special Indigenous Sanitary Districts.
The courses will improve the attention to prenatal care and to mothers of newborns, in addition to the attention to babies, with a focus on strengthening the performance of neonatal screening tests in indigenous communities.
The trainings, which include theory and practice, will promote professional qualification by means of scientific updating and improvement of practical skills. In addition, they will generate documents with suggestions and proposals to qualify the health actions and provide an opportunity to implement a training model more appropriate to the challenges of health care for women and indigenous newborns. During the action, basic equipment will also be made available.
The first Special Indigenous Sanitary District to receive training was the DSEI Yanomami. In this initial phase, the DSEI that have the greatest need for attention to the health of women and children are being contemplated. The first training session took place from May 31 to June 4, in Boa Vista, at the Indigenous Health Support House and brought together 32 professionals among doctors and nurses from the Yanomami DSEI. The DSEI Alto Rio Solimões, Vale do Javari and Alto Rio Juruá will be next. The training schedule is expected to last until the end of June.