SESAI and SVS deliver support material for malaria diagnosis to the DSEI
Secretariats join forces to distribute even more qualified material for malaria diagnosis
The Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), in partnership with the Health Surveillance Secretariat (SVS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), received more than 300 malaria diagnostic boards. They will benefit all the Special Indigenous Sanitary Districts (DSEI) that have cases of the disease.
In all, 20 DSEI will be contemplated with the materials, which will be used by laboratory technicians who work in the field in search of the microscopic identification of malaria by the Giemsa method, a differential staining technique used for the differentiation of normal and abnormal blood cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow exams, as well as for the staining of histological sections and cytological samples. In addition, the material presents explanatory text about the four species of parasites that cause human malaria and their morphology.
According to the director of the Department of Attention to Indigenous Health (DASI), Marcelo Alves Miranda, the boards serve as a guide for health professionals. "The intention is to support training actions and strengthen the diagnosis of the disease in the areas covered by the 20 DSEI endemic to malaria," he says.
Text: Karina Borges - Nucom/Sesai
Translation: Renata Arruda - Nucom/Sesai