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Sports, Childhood and Chagas: Promoting Chagas Disease Control in the Gran Chaco region

 

Sports, Childhood and Chagas is a technical cooperation initiative resulting from the agreement between Fundación Mundo Sano and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its capacity as administrator of the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program.

The project seeks to reduce the impact of Chagas on communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, by means of two strategies: applying intervention models intended to prevent, treat and control the disease, and creating awareness of disease issues through sports. To this end, it is bringing together the efforts of the public sector and civil society organizations to fight against the disease from an integrated vision. Its innovative approach includes technical teams in different territories and training to attain results sustainable over time.

The project also includes the development of sport activities as a vehicle for community education and mobilization. Workshops, festivals and sport events are organized using innovative methods brought by the Barcelona FC Foundation –FutbolNet– focused on creating awareness of values, health and healthy habits aimed at the solution of the Chagas disease problem. In addition, pedagogical coordinators and facilitators train youngsters and local professionals of different areas including health, education and sports, in work methods combining sports and awareness with disease diagnosis and treatment.

Information on the “Sports, Childhood and Chagas” initiative.

-6  SPORT FESTIVALS IMPLEMENTED

  • 2015 Añatuya, Santiago del Estero
  • 2016 Juan José Castelli, Chaco
  • 2017 Muyupampa and Huacareta, Department of Chuquisaca, Bolivia
  • 2018 Club Dr. Benjamin Aceval, Department of Presidente Hayes, and ‘María Medianera’ Integrated Education Center (Pa’iPuku), Paraguay.

-MORE THAN 3,000 ATTENDANTS

-MORE THAN 2,000 SEROLOGIC TESTS PERFORMED

-60  HEALTH SYSTEM MEMBERS TRAINED IN VEIN BLOOD EXTRACTION AND RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR CHAGAS.

-512 AGENTS OF CHANGE TRAINED IN THE FUTBOLNET METHODOLOGY.

-360 AGENTS OF CHANGE TRAINED IN THE FUTBOLNET METHODOLOGY.

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Sports, Childhood and Chagas: Promoting Chagas Disease Control in the Gran Chaco region

Sports, Childhood and Chagas is a technical cooperation initiative resulting from the agreement between Fundación Mundo Sano and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its capacity as administrator of the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program. The project seeks to reduce the impact of Chagas on communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, by means of two […]

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