The Ministry of Health provided more than 300,000 gunmen impregnated with long-lasting insecticides to combat malaria in the Amazon Region. The region intensifies 80% of registered disease cases in the country. In total, 34 municipalities of the municipalities of Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Pará, Rondônia and Roraima will receive guns and participate in 364,500 people. The Musketeers will also receive nine Special Indigenous Regions (DSEIs). The Musketeers are holding $ 4 million. Between January and September this year, 144 thousand cases of malaria were recorded in Brazil. In the country, only in 2017 there were 194 thousand cases.
According to the coordinator of the program, Cássio Peterka is complementary to the action, "because the main strategy is early diagnosis and treatment to prevent the death and severity of diseases and at the same time reduce the circulating plasminum burden in the region, because the only reserve of the agent that causes the malaria is the human." aims to reduce the density of mosquitoes infected with plasmodium. In addition to conventional techniques such as House Filtering and Spatial Thermo-Vacuum, the National Malaria Control Program proposes the use of mosquito nets impregnated with pesticide in priority areas.
More than 1 million gunmen were deployed in the Amazon region in 2011 and 2012. As an effective strategy for the prevention and control of malaria, the Ministry of Health has adopted this strategy in order to make the gains and annual distribution of this input. In order to intensify the actions to combat and control the disease, in 2016, R $ 11.9 million was transferred to nine states in the Amazon region to initiate the local restructuring of prevention actions to acquire and distribute equipment and vehicles to priority municipalities. and malaria control.