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Title: A public health achievement under adversity: the eradication of poliomyelitis from Peru, 1991
Authors: Sobti, Deepak
Cueto, Marcos
He, Yuan
Affilliation: University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, Estados Unidos da América
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, Estados Unidos da América
Abstract: The fight to achieve global eradication of poliomyelitis continues. Although native transmission of poliovirus was halted in the Western Hemisphere by the early 1990s, and only a few cases have been imported in the past few years, much of Latin America's story remains to be told. Peru conducted a successful flexible, or flattened, vertical campaign in 1991. The initial disease-oriented programs began to collaborate with community-oriented primary health care systems, thus strengthening public-private partnerships and enabling the common goal of poliomyelitis eradication to prevail despite rampant terrorism, economic instability, and political turmoil. Committed leaders in Peru's Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization, and Rotary International, as well as dedicated health workers who acted with missionary zeal, facilitated acquisition of adequate technologies, coordinated work at the local level, and increased community engagement, despite sometimes being unable to institutionalize public health improvements.
keywords: História da Poliomielite
História da Saúde Pública
Controle de doenças
História do século XX
DeCS: Poliomielite/história
Poliomielite/prevenção & controle
História do século XX
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: SOBTI, Deepak; CUETO, Marcos; HE, Yuan. A public health achievement under adversity: the eradication of poliomyelitis from Peru, 1991. American journal of public health, v. 104, n. 12, p. 2298-2305, 2014.
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301995
Copyright: restricted access
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