Via Blog da Folha: Government announces R $ 25 million to tackling Aedes-borne infections. Excerpt from an edited Google translation:
As anticipated by the Folha Blog, the State Government will invest R $25 million[US$6.46 million] within the Coping State Plan of Aedes aegypti-Borne Diseases. The state Secretary of Health, José Iran Costa, gave details on the afternoon of Monday (30), at the Convention Center Hotel Canarius in Gravatá, in Agreste. The event will be attended by municipal managers of various locations of Pernambuco.
Of this amount, R$15 million[US$3.875 miilion] will be used to build 15 Regional Centers of Attention for children with microcephaly. Another $5 million will be invested in media and a civil defense campaign. The $5 million remaining will be used for the purchase of field material and PPE.
According to the secretary, the primary challenges are raising public awareness; elimination of outbreaks of mosquitoes in homes and public spaces; search for new technologies; regular distribution of larvicide and insecticide; emergency purchase of equipment and supplies; effective strategies for training of endemic agents and professionals in the health units.