What do you believe could be done to make Brazil’s public health system better?

has a health that is theoretically very beautiful, guarantees rights, has an organizational structure, has several problems in its application. To improve it, I think of some ways:

To correct educational deficiencies:

People without health education don’t know to use the health service

. There is insufficient emphasis in teacher training at the most basic levels of education on education for health promotion. Even teachers may be contaminated with beliefs and other misconceptions how to solve small health problems or even when to seek medical help. It is not even shown how SUS works. In schools, it is not usually taught how to provide first aid, how to help those are providing first aid; lack education about food hygiene and healthy eating, personal hygiene (not always this type of education comes from home), diseases common in society (such as the difference between cold and flu, how to deal with acute diarrhea, understand that cough is a mechanism of airway protection, understand how and why hypertension, diabetes, dementia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, HPV and cervical cancer, heart attack, stroke, smoking and its consequences, STDs). People do not need to have specific medical knowledge, but many can be prevented with knowledge of elementary or high school.

Investing in health promotion and disease prevention actions: and this is not about those “global action”/style campaigns, etc; these programs, although they have some praise for generating diagnoses, do not always guarantee that the patient will be followed or that or her problem will be solved. A health promotion program is essentially transdisciplinary, and is not necessarily restricted to the field of health professionals. It is necessary to legislate about it, manage and allocate resources (both human and physical and monetary) appropriately, train and train personnel, among other things.

The old issue of mismanagement/corruption, which is always spoken about but never solved

Open SUS and train its human resources to conduct research. We know that in a drug testing scenario, it is necessary to have trained and qualified personnel to monitor study safety, adverse events, treatment results. There is a huge field for innovations in the health area, but extremely underused. And I don’t turning users into guinea pigs. There’s a whole ethical regulation governing the human research landscape. And anyone who doesn’t want to be a participant is obviously not going to be a participant. Scientific studies help to understand phenomena and generate better results.