alexa

GET THE APP

ECOLOGICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: UNUSED MEDICINES AND HEALTH COMMUNITY AGENT INTERVENTION IN THE SOUTH OF BRAZIL | 108453
ISSN: 2161-0711

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
Open Access

Like us on:

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

ECOLOGICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: UNUSED MEDICINES AND HEALTH COMMUNITY AGENT INTERVENTION IN THE SOUTH OF BRAZIL


Andre Preissler Loureiro Chaves

Independent Researcher, Brazil

Keynote: J Community Med Health Educ

Abstract
The overall goal of our current studies is to understand how the Health Sector can promote healthy urban environments (SDGs-UN) through an integrated model of Sustainable Healthcare System. With the system looking outwards, promoting Environmental Health in Primary Care to coping, prevention and control of local environmental problems that may cause harm to health. With the system looking inwards, outlining sustainable strategies for “care without carbon” delivered, recognizing its role to Climate Change and other environmental risks.

Case study: Current Brazilian law does not provide appropriate legislation governing waste resulting from unused medication, which presents a growing public health threat. Studies that have considered these issues are incomplete, classifying unused medication as a remnant of healthcare and ignoring the user, who has the largest role in generating this type of waste. Users do not possess sufficient knowledge regarding the issue or their responsibilities with respect to environmentally appropriate disposal. The main objective of this study was to create a reverse logistics medication channel in a model experiment involving health community agents working in Family Health Strategy teams in Vila Bras, São Leopoldo, Brazil. The community health agents were trained in the appropriate disposal of unused medication and conveyed details of the basic disposal guidelines to the residents of the area served by the teams. The community health agents??? activities served a proactive reverse logistics channel, which had vast potential, as the prevention of inappropriate disposal of unused medication increased exponentially.
Biography

Andre Loureiro Chaves is graduated in Chemical Engineering (1982) from PUCRS, Master Degree (1993) and PhD (1998) in Public Health from Faculty of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). He was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Environment & Sustainability, at the University of Surrey (2014/2015 e 2017/2018). During his time at Surrey, Andre worked on a Brazil – UK collaborative research project called ‘Promotion of Healthy and Sustainable Cities: Environmental Health in Primary Care and Delivery of Sustainable Healthcare Services to the Population’. Areas of expertise: health-environment-society, ecological public health, environmental epidemiology, risk communication and participation.

E-mail: [email protected]

 

Relevant Topics
Top