Innovation in Prenatal Screening as a Strategy to Control the Transmission of Diseases During PregnancyBotelho Carlos Augusto de Oliveiraa1*, Benigno Alberto Moraes da Rocha2,3, Fernando Saab2, Maria Aparecida de Oliveira Botelho2 and Rivaldo Venâncio Cunha1,4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Botelho Carlos Augusto de Oliveiraa
Medical School, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul-UFMS
Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 17, 2016; Accepted date: November 01, 2016; Published date: November 08, 2016
Citation: de Oliveiraa BCA, Rocha BAM, Saab F, Botelho MAO, Cunha RV (2016) Innovation in Prenatal Screening as a Strategy to Control the Transmission of Diseases During Pregnancy. Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 6:273. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000273
Copyright: © 2016 de Oliveiraa BCA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The State Protection Program for Pregnant Women (PEPG) is an innovative prenatal screening program to detect diseases affecting pregnant women. It is a public health program aimed at offering quality health care services equally to all socioeconomic strata, regardless of the epidemiological and ethnic variances within and among states. The main difference of this program is the biological material analyzed for screening; dried blood spots collected on filter papers. Software collects epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory data necessary to determine the regional infection rates in order to provide public health services in accordance with the screening coverage. In addition, the software systematizes data useful for the implementation of strategies for control and prevention of new infections. Since its initiation, the PEPG has taken crucial health care measures.