Researchers, Master and PhD students from the PPS-GHTM Research Group attended the 17th World Congress on Public Health. This event, co-organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), the Sociedade Italiana de Higiene, Medicina Preventiva e Saúde Pública (Sltl) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), was held in Rome, Italy, between the 2nd and 6th of May.
During these days, the PPS-GHTM members presented the work that have been developed regarding the areas of research of human resources in health, determinants of health of vulnerable populations, health planning and migrants health.
Topics related to the strengthening of Training in Public Health and Field Epidemiology in Africa, namely in Portuguese-speaking countries, were presented. In particular, the partial results of the clinical trial on the non-specific effects of BCG on health professionals from Cape Verde, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, and what is known about the immigration of Venezuelans to Brazil in regard of TB incidence and prevalence, and the diagnosis of oral health problems in an adult population of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Moreover, topics related to the impact of strikes by health workers during COVD19 and other Public Health Emergencies that have occurred since the 2000s, and to the development and validation of education materials and reinforcement of health literacy for women who have come out of prisons in Brazil were also exposed.
One study addressing the patterns of anemia in children aged 6 to 59 months, who were treated at the Maputo Central Hospital in Mozambique, and another study on the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in children aged 6/7 years living on Santiago Island in Cape Verde, were presented. In the context of the health of vulnerable populations, the research developed in health immigrant children related to the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases, access to covid testing, and profile of trips to the emergency room before and during the period of the covid-19 pandemic were presented. Finally, issues related to access to health care for refugees living in Lisbon during the pandemic were addressed.
To learn more about these topics, the abstracts of the presentations are available in the links below: