By Heloísa Lemos – Ascom LAIS/UFRN
The team of servers and technicians of the Municipal Health Secretariat, of São Gonçalo do Amarante, is already using SALUS, a platform responsible for the intelligent monitoring of diseases in Primary Care and Epidemiological Surveillance, with a special focus on cases of syphilis. SALUS was created by the Technological Innovation in Health Laboratory team, which was also responsible for training the municipality’s professionals.
During the meeting, which took place in the unit of the Federal Institute (IFRN), in São Gonçalo do Amarante, all the platform’s potentialities were presented, with a special focus on the intelligent monitoring of acquired syphilis cases, in pregnant women or congenital syphilis. According to Fernando Lucas, LAIS/UFRN researcher, this work is already being implemented in the cities of Natal, Parnamirim, and São Gonçalo do Amarante, in Rio Grande do Norte, and in cities in Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Already implemented in several cities in Brazil such as Campo Grande (MS), Mesquita (RJ), and Jaboatão dos Guararapes (PE), Salus arrives in the municipality of greater Natal with the purpose of monitoring the syphilis cases in the region. “This is a tool that will help health professionals to track and map congenital syphilis in our municipality. I have no doubt that Salus will be a facilitator for the eradication of the grievance in São Gonçalo do Amarante,” says the coordinator of the Epidemiological Surveillance, Elisandra Catarina.