Fiocruz and UnB release book on international regulation of chronic diseases

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  • 28 de Agosto de 2015

The World Health Organization estimates that 2.5 million people die every year due to problems associated with the consumption of alcohol. Only one in ten people affected by some chronic illness receive proper treatment. These are some of the data presented in the second publication of studies and analysis of the International Observatory of Human Capabilities, Development and Public Policies, which will be released in a Seminar on September 10th and 11th, at Fiocruz Brasília.

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lynn oichThe work brings together 12 articles of renowned managers and researchers, who will participate in round tables during the two-day event. “The studies and analysis present a critical approach of international health regulation as a strategy to contain this new epidemic of chronic diseases that affects the world population” sums up José Paranaguá de Santana, Coordinator of Nethis and one of the organizers of the book.



José Agenor Álvares, agenor oich former Minister of health, author of the article: “Smoking: prevalence and regulation”, alert to the disease of “Doença da Folha Verde do Tabaco” (DFVT), also known as GTS (Green Tobacco Sickness), diagnosed in children and adults from families who grow tobacco. The disease occurs because of the constant contact of the skin with the tobacco leaf during harvest and transport of the product. A survey with this group found the presence of nicotine in the urine of nonsmokers in a proportion higher as compared to smokers. The result of DFVT is still unknown , but the main symptoms are headaches, dizziness, nausea and cramping.

deborah malta oichJosé Ruben Alcântara Bonfim, Physician and PhD in Sciences, shows that out of ten people living with any chronic condition, only one is treated correctly. The article by Deborah Malta, Director of Surveillance of Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries of the Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, brings search data that points 2.5 million deaths per year by causes associated with the consumption of alcohol. In addition, half the teenagers from 13 to 15 years ingested at least a dose of alcohol, a fourth presented episodes of drunkenness and 9% reported having had problems with alcohol.

raquel rigotto oichThe study on pesticides shows that the population is unprotected concerning the scientific controversies scenario guided by conflict of economic interests that impact directly on public policy. Other data shows that glyphosate is the pesticide most consumed in the country, responsible for 40% of sales, although recognized as a likely carcinogen. In addition, from the 50% most active ingredients used in Brazilian plantations, 22% are banned in the European Union due to the evidence of harm to the environment and to human health.



roberto passos oichORGANIZATION – With the support of the Pan American Health Organization (Paho/WHO), the book was organized by the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (Nethis/Fiocruz) and the Observatory of Human Resources in Health (ObservaRH/UnB).



Book release: International Observatory of Human Capabilities, Development and Public Policies 2 – Studies and Analysis

Date: September 10th and 11th, 2015.
Time: 8:30 am (see the full schedule). There will be issuing of a certificate of participation.
Venue: Auditorium of Fiocruz Brasília. (L3 North Avenue, Darcy Ribeiro University campus, gleba A, SG 10).
Information: (55 61) 3329 4662 e (55 61) 3329 4663.