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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

On-line version ISSN 1561-3003


NORIEGA BRAVO, Vivian  and  AROCHA MERINO, Carmen. Proposal of evaluation of the work quality in the Aedes aegypti control. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2014, vol.52, n.2, pp.228-238. ISSN 1561-3003.

The evaluation of the work processes for Aedes Aegypti control is a requirement, and it is even more necessary to have methodologies that allow comprehensively assessing the activities of the organizational units in charge of this task. This paper was intended to present the main aspects that substantiated the conception and design of a methodological proposal to evaluate the performance of the anti-vector surveillance and control, starting from the processes in the Aedes Aegypti control. The methodological proposal was derived from a development research in which the literature and documentary reviews, testimonies of key informants, direct observation, implementation of operational research works, among other procedures, supported a process conceived in the coherent and rational articulation of indispensable steps to answer a group of questions in relation to the object of study and the design of the proposal. It is structured into six phases pursuant to the aim of the procedures to be implemented in their application and in each of them, the methodological elements for evaluation were provided. Based on this methodological proposal, the evaluation represents a dynamic process emphasizing the coordinating relationships at the health area level. The results documented about the technical and organizational problems encountered in the fulfillment of the work processes, with emphasis on the existing weaknesses in the permanent systematic interaction of the surveillance department with other organizational units. This proposal is a direct contribution to the practice of hygiene and epidemiology services at the primary health care and also helps in right decision-taking and continuous improvement of quality in the organizational units.

Keywords : work processes; Aedes aegypti control; methodological proposal; evaluation; quality; anti-vector surveillance and control departments.

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