Honorary President of the scientific meeting, José Paranaguá de Santana spoke about the evolution of policies of education and work in health in Latin America
On the night of last Thursday, May 4th, the health specialist and coordinator of the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (Nethis/Fiocruz), José Paranaguá de Santana, was honored as Honorary President of the III International Conference on Primary Health Care held at the IV Congress for Health Care of Piauí , VI Cescodonto and I Master’s Seminar on Women’s Health of the Federal University do Piauí (UFPI) in Teresina, Teresina.
With the Conference “Challenge critics of knowing/doing in the field of International Health: education and work in health in Latin America”, Paranagua addressed historical scenarios, from the end of World War II, considering the political and social context. “My intention is to recognize our historical experiences as a platform to prospect for new scenarios that we are already living in Latin America”, he added.
In his analysis, Brazil could have assumed the position of neoliberal reforms which impacted the national health systems from the years 1980, but opted for an universal health system financing and public management. Paranaguá pointed out that the Unified Health System (SUS) exerts a strong impact in the formation and management of health work in Brazil, without antagonism with the international agendas, but with systematic interaction with these processes.
For him, this resulted in great responsibility in the field of international relations in health and a potential for brazilian external cooperation, including the field of management education and health work. “However, the ability of education and work management in the national health systems in most countries is still a challenge, even an illusion, to the present day”, he said.
III International Conference on Primary Health Care
Participaram da abertura do Congresso: o secretário de Gestão do Trabalho e da Educação na Saúde do Ministério da Saúde (SGETS/MS), Rogério Luiz Zeraik Abdalla, o secretário de Saúde do Piauí, Francisco Costa, o pró-reitor de Ensino de Pós-Graduação da UFPI, Helder da Cunha, e a coordenadora do Congresso, professora Lis Cardoso Marinho Medeiros. O evento seguiu até sábado, 6 de maio, com coordenação do Núcleo de Estudos, Pesquisa e Extensão em Educação Permanente para o SUS (NUEPES) e pela Universidade Aberta do SUS (UNA-SUS).
Attended the opening of the Conference: the Secretary of Management and Education in Health of the Ministry of Health (SGETS/MS), Rogério Luiz Zeraik Abdalla, the Secretary of Health of Piauí, Francisco Costa, the Dean of Postgraduate Education of UFPI, Helder da Cunha, and the Conference Coordinator, professor Lis Cardoso Marinho Medeiros. The event went on until Saturday, May 6th, with coordination of the Center for Studies, Research and Extension in Continuing Education for SUS (NUEPES) and the Open University of SUS (UNA-SUS).