Chikungunya and Zika Viruses in the Northeast of Brazil: Global health perspectives focusing on human functionality
21st-22nd November 2019.

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Cruz (RN)

This workshop invited physiotherapists interested in the rehabilitation and functionality of patients with Zika and Chikungunya. Discussion and practices were shared that focused on definitions and concepts, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, kinetic-functional disturbances, functional classification, and methods of treatment.

There was the participation of expert research professors with extensive publications in the area, clarification of research methods, discussion and international conference, as well as community participation with people directly affected by the consequences of arboviruses.

The workshop aimed to develop the concept of training in the collective health area of research, specifically the front-line interaction with Arboviruses and its consequences for the population.

To learn more about the content of the workshop, access the full programme (in Portuguese) or download a full summary report of the workshop.


Please watch the following short interviews to hear directly from the workshop participants, offering insight into their experiences and the value of such initiatives.


Watch Noeli's full video                                                                   Watch Jose's full video


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