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Name: Sao Paulo State Tuberculosis Control Program
Street 1: Av Dr Arnaldo 351
Street 2: room 615 - Cerqueira Cesar
City: Sao Paulo
Province: SP
Post Code: 01246900
Country: Brazil
Phone: 55 11 3082-2772
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Vera
Last Name: Galesi
Title: Tuberculosis Program Coordinator
Phone: 55 11 3066-8882

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Valdir
Last Name: Souza Pinto
Title: Technical Advisor
Phone: 55 11 8191-3963

General Information

Board Constituency: Countries
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Tuberculosis control actions at Sao Paulo State, such as epidemiological surveillance, managment, TB education training courses, capacity building, and human resources development.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Brazil
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
TB Control Program coordination in 645 municipalities, with almost 18,000 TB notified cases in a year. The Sao Paulo State works with 203 laboratories doing acid fast smear (AFB), 60 labs doing cultures and 7 doing susceptibility test, 2000 healthcare services and 60 reference centers.
Problem magnitude: 2009 TB Incidence/Sao Paulo State was 37.9 cases/100,000 inhabitants and the estimated population in 2009 was 41,384,089 inhabitants.
Our contribution to NTCP: Reaching goals to early diagnosis (70%) and cure (85%) using DOTS strategy.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Brazil
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Concerning the TB training from 2007 to 2009 out TB Program trained more than 2,600 HCWs. In 2010 our TB Program have coordinated and organized all trainings on DOTS Strategy and also on BCC - Behavior Change Communication where 1,050 HCWs were trained on DOTS and 300 HCWs on BCC

Drug-Resistant TB:
Closing monitoring on Multi-Drug resistant TB and other TB resistances, supporting for a better control and assistance for healthcare workers warranting to patients an adequate treatment with correct regimens of TB drugs.
In 2010: 416 cases of drug resistant TB with 162 MDR TB
In 2011: 247 cases of drug resistant TB with 104 MDR TB

Monitoring actions on co-infection TB/HIV together with AIDS Program.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Assuring quality control on state laboratories supporting technical assistance such monitoring and training.

A huge problem needs urgent answers to the enormous challenges that it represents. In the last three years the Tuberculosis Division was involved in many operational researches which the two first ones used the qualitative approach.
1.The supervised treatment (DOT) in the municipality of Guarulhos: Social representations of TB patients and healthcare workers (2009)
2.Why do patients look for emergency/hospital for TB diagnosis? (2009)
3.Analysis of delay between AFB smear requesting and begining of TB treatment(2009)
4.Initial default in tuberculosis in Sao Paulo State, Brazil: a region study (2010)
5.Prevalence of diabetes on Guarulhos municipality (2011)
6. Tuberculin skyn test survey (2011)

To guarantee those operational researches we made a lot of partnerships.


Declaration of interests:
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Last updated: August 19, 2011