Disease Prevention and Control / Communicable Diseases / Leprosy
Self-Instruction Course on Health Situation Analysis of Endemic Hansen's Disease
Unit I: Generating Results from SINAN Reports on Essential Indicators
Units II & III: Tabulating Essential Indicators by City and State
Unit IV: Hands-On Exercise on Updating Data
Unit V: Leprosy Data with SIA, AIH, SIM, and SIAB
Unit VI: Summary of Standardized Procedures to Evaluate Ongoing Information in Municipal and State Databases
This self-teaching manual is the result of a joint effort between the Coordination for Elimination of Hansen's Disease (leprosy) of the Ministry of Health of Brazil and the Pan American Health Organization, with the objective of enhancing epidemiological surveillance of Hansen's disease through the Project for Prevention and Control of Hansen's Disease. The project received special support from the Secretary of Health Surveillance, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Junior.
This training module consists of self-teaching units on the practices and instruments currently used to measure the progress made in the elimination of Hansen's disease, formulated by DATASUS. In this collection, the names utilized strictly reflect the criteria and policy of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. The section entitled "Unit VI: Design for a Feedback System Using Standardized Procedures and Routines" is the product of the Office to Develop Practice and Instruments for Analyzing the Endemic Situation of Hansen's Disease, promoted by the Coordination for the Elimination of Hansen's Disease.
The course is aimed at people interested in learning to utilize the public-domain tools developed by DATASUS for health-situation analysis and planning prevention activities. The purpose of the course is to help improve the performance of state or municipal programs working to eliminate Hansen's disease as public-health problem.