Universities will have incentive to control obesity

Universities will have incentive to control obesity

R $ 10 million will be available for studies to reduce 80% of health problems

Victory SheetVictory SheetObesity (Wilson Dias / Brazil Agency Archive)Public call of the Ministry of Health encourages public and private universities to develop projects with actions for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of obesity in the Unified Health System (SUS).R $ 10 million will be made available for the development of research, extension and training of workers in primary care, level of care, capable of solving 80% of health problems.In all, 27 universities will be selected.Projects must have a duration of two years from the date of signature of the proposal, in addition to meeting the technical requirements described in the notice."The ministry's goal is to qualify care and care for the prevention and control of obesity, which already affects 18.9% of the adult population in Brazilian capitals," said the folder.The resources for the universities were determined according to the analysis of socioeconomic and geographic criteria, as well as the coverage of teams...


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