By Bruno Cássio – Ascom LAIS/UFRN

On May 9 and 10, 2022, researchers from the Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Health (LAIS / UFRN) will be in Mossoró / RN to conduct training for professionals working in Basic Health Units and in organs of municipal management. The idea is to train teams, who deal with the fight against syphilis, to handle a technological tool used for tracking cases of the disease.

Salus is a platform responsible for the intelligent monitoring of diseases in Primary Care and Epidemiological Surveillance, with a special focus on syphilis cases. 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.

Also according to the researcher, with the training, the participants will be able to clarify all doubts about the operation of the tool that strengthens the accurate identification of syphilis cases, reducing the incidence of underreporting and overreporting, providing better conditions for managers and health professionals to invest time and resources in the treatment and cure of the disease, especially in congenital syphilis records, which is when the mother transmits the disease to the baby.

Target audience and schedule
On Monday (09), in the morning, professionals who work in the Coordination of Primary Care, in the Epidemiological Surveillance, and in the Center for Testing and Counseling (CTA) will be trained. In the afternoon, it will be the turn of the employees at UBS Laíre Rosado (Alto Sumaré) and UBS Sinharinha Broges (Barrocas) to receive the training.

On Tuesday (10), the team that works at UBS Cid Salém (Abolição IV) will receive the support of LAIS/UFRN researchers. The training sessions will take place at the University of Potiguar Campus in Mossoró. The partnership for the beginning of these activities was signed on March 18, 2022, when the executive director of LAIS/UFRN, Ricardo Valentim, was in the office of the Municipal Health Secretary, Morgana Dantas, to discuss the technical cooperation.