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Health Actions in the Campus

Published: Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:24

Throughout the year, prevention actions for students are proposed by different entities in the University Campus. The objective? To improve your health and wellbeing so as to support your success. Stay tuned!

 The Dental Clinic offers free dental care services to the community. If you are interested, go to the Dentistry School of UFPA. Assistance provided from 8h to 12h and from 14h to 18h. For further information, please call: 3201763782718067/ or 87646766/7689.

University Pharmacy: the University Pharmacy of the “Vadião” Recreation Sector assists patients with hypertension and diabetes. Assistance provided from 8h to 12h and from 14h to 18h. For further information, please call: 32017206320176303201811332017581.

Bettina Ferro University Hospital: Located in the Guamá Campus of UFPA, the hospital provides free assistance fully connected with the Brazilian National Health System (SUS). Medium- and high-complexity diagnoses and treatments are performed there. 

The Federal University of Pará (UFPA) has a Legal Practice Center (NPJ) where approximately 150 students from the Law School provide legal guidance to the population on a daily basis. 

There is also the Psychosocial Care Service for Students (SAPS), which is connected with the Superintendence of Student Assistance (SAEST). The service assists UFPA students and their first-degree relatives who have been experiencing conflict situations and need psychosocial assistance. SAPS’ strategy is to help students to work on their conflicts and anguishes in order to preserve their academic performance and interpersonal relations.

To request assistance, the student must go to the Psychology Clinic of UFPA or directly to the Service - in this case, the student must present proof of enrolment. SAPS promotes activities in the freshmen reception week, social screening, group therapy, psychiatric consultations, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, pedagogical assistance, and psychosocial support to the Student’s Home.

Colors of the months in disease prevention 

JANUARY - White: Healthy mind, healthy body. The first month of the year sends a warning about mental health. This campaign’s actions aim to highlight the importance of caring not only for the physical part, but also for the emotional one to achieve balance and wellbeing.

FEBRUARY - Purple / Orange: Although it is shorter than the other months, February is one of the months with the highest number of engaging causes. The period raises awareness in relation to lupus, Alzheimer’s disease and fibromyalgia. The second month of the year also has an “orange campaign” to raise awareness about leukemia.

MARCH - Dark Blue: The campaign during the entire month of March is targeted at the debate about colorectal cancer prevention.

APRIL - Blue: This month’s campaign is well known and consolidated around the world. Blue April focuses on debating autism, due to the date of April 2, which is the “World Autism Awareness Day”.

MAY - Yellow / Red: The fifth month of the year raises awareness about prevention of traffic accidents. “Red May”, in turn, aims to inform the population about hepatitis.

JUNE - Red: The red ribbon of the sixth month of the year indicates the importance of donating blood. This is due to June 14, the “World Blood Donor Day”. June is also colored orange to raise awareness about anemia.

JULY - Yellow: The seventh month of the year is colored yellow to raise awareness about bone cancer and viral hepatitis.

AUGUST - Golden: The “World Breastfeeding Week” takes place from August 1 to August 7. Due to this, the period focuses on providing information about breastfeeding.

SEPTEMBER - Red / Green: The ninth month of the year is colored red to highlight the importance of caring for the health of the heart. The period also focuses on organ donation and prevention of bowel cancer. For these two campaigns, the month is colored green.

OCTOBER - Pink: Highly disseminated and well-known all over the world, Pink October was one of the first campaigns to be created. It started in the United States in the 1990s and is targeted at raising awareness about breast cancer.

NOVEMBER - Blue: If October is mostly dedicated to women’s health, November comes to help men break down their historical prejudices. Blue November has gained a logotype in the format of a moustache to raise people’s awareness about the importance of preventing and fighting prostate cancer. In addition, the color also serves to campaigns targeted at diabetes care.

DECEMBER - Orange / Red: The year closes with vibrant colors. “Orange December” raises people’s awareness about the importance of fighting skin cancer, while “Red December” highlights the need of AIDS prevention.

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