Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 9 - 2020
Political Commitment in the Transfer of Tuberculosis Policy: From the Discursive to the Production of Meanings
Fernando Mitano*
Faculty of Health Sciences, Lúrio University, Mozambique
*Corresponding Author: Fernando Mitano, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lúrio University, Mozambique.
Received: April 15, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020


Objective: To analyze the effects of meaning on the political commitment of the Mozambican Government in the transfer of the policy for the control of tuberculosis from the perspective of health professionals.

Method: This is a qualitative study that uses the theoretical methodological framework of Discourse Analysis. Fifteen health professional subjects with more than one year of experience in the tuberculosis control program were interviewed. This study is approved by the National Bioethics for Health Committee and authorized by the Minister of Health of Mozambique.

Results: Three discursive blocks emerged: 1) the political commitment of the Government of Mozambique to adhere to the tuberculosis control policy; 2) evidence of lack of commitment in the transfer of policy for tuberculosis control; and 3) the subjects' imaginary and the challenges in relation to political commitment and the implementation of the policy for tuberculosis control.

Conclusion: Political commitment to policy transfer is complex and requires increased government funding, human resources, adequate infrastructure, coverage of health services and uninterrupted supply of medicines and other hospital supplies.

Keywords: World Health Organization (WHO); Directly Observed Treatment of Tuberculosis (DOTS); Policy Transfer (TP); Political Commitment (PC)


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Citation: Fernando Mitano. “Political Commitment in the Transfer of Tuberculosis Policy: From the Discursive to the Production of Meanings”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.9 (2020): 29-36.

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