FVS-RCP monitors the actions of the Brigade program against Aedes aegypti in schools in the capital

Technical inspection will be carried out until this Wednesday (06/08)

LEGEND: Surveillance aims to stimulate the actions of the Brigade Program against Aedes aegypti in schools. PHOTOS: Unveiling / FVS-RCP

Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation – Dr. Rosemary Costa Pinto (FVS-RCP), affiliated with the Amazon State Health Department (SES-AM), is conducting until this Wednesday (06/08) a technical visit to state schools west of Manaus, to monitor the actions carried out in the Brigade Program against Aedes aegypti in educational institutions.

Monitoring aims to keep the program going, which encourages the control of mosquito-borne diseases, as well as advising leaders and the school community on measures to prevent and control Aedes aegypti breeding grounds.

“The Aedes aegypti brigade program in schools is a way to encourage the school community, in addition to reaching out to local communities to fight mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as dengue, zika and chikungunya. Children and young people are the main transforming agents in this action”, highlights Tatyana Amorim, Executive Vice President of FVS-RCP.

The head of the Center for Health Education and Social Mobilization (NES) at FVS-RCP, Amanda Andion, explains that the program against Aedes aegypti was introduced by State Decree No. Mosquitoes.

“With the decree, the institutions have established a brigade with people who are trained to multiply the program in these institutions. The formation of brigades against Aedes aegypti is a response from FVS-RCP at the national level to fight the mosquitoes “, explains Amanda.


The schools assisted in the oversight carried out by the FVS-RCP, this week, are part of District Education Coordination 3, by the Secretary of State for Education and Sport. Among the institutions are: State School Professor Adelaide Tavares de Macedo, State School Francelina Assis Dantas, State School Humberto de Campos and State School Manuel Severiano Nunes.


Of the 3,657 reported cases of dengue in the Amazon, from January to May 2022, 1,013 were recorded in Manaus and 2,644 in the interior of the state. In the ranking of the highest number of messages are: Manaus (1,013); Tefe (368); Envira (321), Tapauá (227), Humaitá (212).

In 2021, 14,904 cases of dengue were reported.

From January to April 2022, 81 cases of chikungunya were recorded in the Amazon. In 2021, 371 cases of the disease were registered. With regard to Zika, from January to March 2022, 49 cases of the disease were registered; in 2021 there were 213.


The brigade program to combat Aedes aegypti is already active in 297 institutions in the Amazon. By taking the initiative, the institution has a duty to keep environments free of mosquitoes, which transmit diseases such as dengue, zika and chikungunya. The initiative is coordinated by FVS-RCP.

The initiative is an important strategy to combat diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti, which is seasonal from November to May in the Amazon. These months concentrate 80% of dengue messages and coincide with the rainy season in the state.


FVS-RCP is responsible for Health Surveillance in the Amazon. The institution is open from Monday to Friday from kl. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Avenida Torquato Tapajós, 4010, Colônia Santo Antônio, Manaus. The FVS-RCP telephone jack is (92) 3182-8510.

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