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3 March 2020

Reach Team Visits Montes Claros, Brazil

Pictured: Camila Goncalves, Luciana Xavier, and Jeane Batista, Dr Adriana Diamantino, Dr Sophie La Vincente, and Jessica Abrams
Pictured: Camila Goncalves, Luciana Xavier, and Jeane Batista, Dr Adriana Diamantino, Dr Sophie La Vincente, and Jessica Abrams

Two Reach representatives, Dr Sophie La Vincente and Jessica Abrams, traveled to Montes Claros to meet with the team there who have been training health agents and nurses on a patient education tool entitled “Introduction to Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease”. Following on from a pilot phase of health team training and their use of the flipchart with the local community, Sophie and Jessica spent time conducting focus group discussions to receive feedback from the health agents and nurses.

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Pictured: A focus group discussion with health agents and nurses on the Introduction
to Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Patient Education Flipchart.
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Pictured: Re-training on the flipchart performed in a focus-group manner to ensure
continued understanding about rheumatic heart disease and how to use the tool with the community.