Article of Global Journal of Health Education 

Develop teleeducation actions in Zika virus and microcephaly at the Federal University of Pernambuco

Silva, T.P.S1; Lima, M.L.L.T2; Souza, F.O.S.3; Novaes, M.A.4; Nascimento, C.M.B5.
1,2,5Docente do Curso de Fonoaudiologia da UFPE; 3Doutora em Saúde Pública pelo CPqAM/Fiocruz; 4Docente do Curso de Medicina da UFPE.

The development of strategies to manage the Zika virus epidemic constitutes a challenge for the scientific community. Develop teleeducation actions in the field of human communication health with an emphasis on implications stemming from the Zika virus and microcephaly for professionals of the Family Health Strategy and students at the Federal University of Pernambuco. The experience of a set of three web conference seminars is described. The lectures addressed the epidemiology of the Zika virus and microcephaly, speech/hearing therapy, breastfeeding and feeding children with microcephaly. The mean number of connected points was 1.6 per session, with representatives of metropolitan Recife and the municipality of Lajedo. A total of 13 individuals participated in the action (three students and 10 healthcare professionals). All considered the topics interesting and relevant to the profession and all reported being satisfied with the experience. Web conference seminars can contribute to the creation of a dialog among different actors linked to health promotion actions with the aim of potentiating integral care, especially in response to current and future epidemics.

Speech therapy; Telemedicine; Zika virus

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