Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2021
Right to Health: Limits and Possibilities of Access to the Treatment of People with Tuberculosis
Fernando Mitano1*, Fátima Popino1, Rarianne Carvalho Peruhype2, Glauder dos Santos Palha3, Aline Aparecida Monroe4 and Pedro Fredemir Palha4
1Professor, Lúrio University, Nampula, Mozambique
2Professor, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
3Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
4Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Fernando Mitano, Professor, Lúrio University, Nampula, Mozambique.
Received: April 15, 2020; Published: January 19, 2021


Objective: To analyze the limits and possibilities that interfere in the right to health of people affected by tuberculosis in the municipality of Nampula, Mozambique, Africa.

Methods: This is a qualitative study that uses the theoretical and methodological framework of the French Matrix Discourse Analysis.

Results: 22 subjects were interviewed who had been on tuberculosis treatment for more than two months. From the symbolic material for analysis, three discursive blocks emerged: “Weaknesses in health services: a denial of the right to health”; “Social determinants and their relationship with the denial of the right to health”; "The family as a support structure for the right to health".

Final Considerations: The analyzes show that the right to health has not yet been fully realized in Mozambique, due to weaknesses in the health system and social determinants such as the lack of transportation, food, decent housing and employment for the group affected by the disease, the that impels government action in these areas for the realization of the right to health.

Keywords: Right to Health; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Health Policy; Public Health Nursing


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