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1 Health resources management in adverse geo-demographic contexts REGIONAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OF ALENTEJO José Robalo

2 The Regional Health Administration of Alentejo is a decentralized service of the Ministry of Health, whose scope of action is the Alentejo region and aims to coordinate and optimize the available resources to provide the necessary healthcare to its community

3 Alentejo is characterized by being the largest region in Portugal and at the same time the region with the lowest population density Area: 27,330 km² Population: hab Population density: 5,447hab/km²

4 Resident Population 2012 MainlandARS Alentejo (ARSA) Source: INE

5 Aging Index in 2012 / Life expectancy at birth Source : INE ARSA – 79,5 MAINLAND – 80,6 ARSA – 190,8 MAINLAND – 134,0

6 6 Source : INE ARSA – MAINLAND – % Live Births / Deaths (2012) ARSA – MAINLAND – %

7 2 Hospitals 16 Health Centers 1 Hospital 14 Health Centers 1 Hospital 5 Health Centers 2 Hospitals 14 Health Centers Area of Influence

8 Investments carried out until the end of the QCA III Total Investments: EUR FEDER: EUR (Structural Fund of regional development) During QCA III Alentejo Coast Hospital has been built - total cost EUR

9 Investment during the QREN Total Investments: EUR FEDER: EUR (Structural Fund of regional development) The investment in Alentejo Central is mainly due to the construction of 8 new health centers and various interventions for the provision of healthcare in hospitals

10 Hospital services development: Radiotherapy Unit Interventional Cardiology ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

11 Development and implementation of the project “telemedicine” in health centers, whose objective are : – Teleconferencing platforms for training and tele- consultations in theses specialties: Dermatology Physiatry Cardiology Orthopaedics Urology For dermatology several dermatoscopes were obtained General and pediatrics surgery Pediatrics Gastroenterology Psychiatry

12 Screening : Cervix cancer Breast cancer Colorectal cancer Diabetes retinopathy ‐Portable retinography device Devices for making automatic appointments

13 Development of the project “Early Intervention” for children from 0 to 6 years, with coverage throughout the region The Executive Board of the WHO has awarded a prize of the Foundation in the United Arab Emirates for the Health , to the ARS Alentejo

14 Mobile units providing healthcare to the people who live far away from health centers and have problems with mobility

15 Community funds have a very important role in Alentejo: fighting against inequalities in health promoting access to quality healthcare promoting social cohesion

16 Health resources management in adverse geo-demographic contexts REGIONAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OF ALENTEJO


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