Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
LIMA, Elvira Caires de and VILASBOAS, Ana Luiza Queiroz. Inter-sector social mobilization for dengue control in Bahia State, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.8, pp.1507-1519. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011000800006.
Discussions on the health-disease process and health promotion indicate the need to reach beyond the limits of the health sector itself to link knowledge from various fields in order to promote better health conditions for the population. Inter-sector approaches have thus emerged as a new rationale for guiding public policies. This study aimed to analyze the implementation of inter-sector actions in social mobilization for dengue control in Bahia State, Brazil, from 2008 to 2009, using evaluative research. A log frame was developed to define criteria for assessing the degree of implementation of the above-mentioned actions (implemented; partially implemented; not implemented). The results identified political support from government agencies as the main positive factor for inter-sector practices. Barriers included the concentration of responsibilities in a single sector and lack of planning as a work tool. The results emphasize inter-sector linkage as a persistent challenge.
Keywords : Intersectorial Action; Dengue; Social Participation; Public Policies; Evaluation.