Special Multidisciplinary Teams will be hired to improve health indicators in the villages
More 197 health professionals may be hired to compose the Special Multidisciplinary Teams (EME) of the 34 Special Indigenous Sanitary Districts (DSEI). The Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (SESAI), of the Ministry of Health, authorized the DSEI to carry out selection processes for the composition of these teams that have the objective of improving indigenous health indicators in Brazil.
The EMEs will be trained to improve indicators of malnutrition and infant mortality, malaria, leishmaniasis, tungiasis, and suicide prevention, among others. The Districts will be able to hire personnel or use professionals to form the teams. Doctors, nurses, biologists, psychologists and other professional categories may be hired to develop specific health actions, with one team for each DSEI. The contract, initially, will last until December, but may be extended.
"It is different from the Rapid Response Teams that have been hired to work directly in the Covid-19. The EMEs will do specific work to improve health indicators, so it is an important measure that serves to anticipate and correct problems and improve the quality of health care that SESAI provides to the 34 DSEI," explained the Special Secretary of Indigenous Health, Robson Santos da Silva.
SESAI evaluated the health indicators for the year of 2020 and made individualized planning available to the DSEI with guidelines on which goals should be worked on with these teams. All the DSEI will have to develop strategies to reach the goals established in the Work Plan signed with the contracted entities, responsible for hiring the human resources. The results will be monitored by the SESAI as a way of evaluating the quality and improvement of the indexes worked on.