Technical Group

Octubre 2017: Primera reunión del Grupo Técnico en la sede de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Ginebra (Suiza)


Technical Group 6 (WG6-IEC) is convened by the Chagas Disease Control Program, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO, to make technical contributions in the area of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) regarding the problem of Chagas. It is integrated by a group of people, professionals from different disciplines and geographical origins, with wide and varied experience in the subject.

It’s not centered or spaced nicely - but by now you should be able to do that on each one without me tell you Without conflicts of interest and with independence, it is expected that the group will meet periodically to collectively evaluate the diversity of realities where Chagas exists, evaluate instruments and define strategies and methodological proposals to address in a contextualized manner each of the three areas: Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in relation to Chagas. This group does not speak for WHO and is not representative of its Member States. However, it is up to the WHO to advise, with evaluations and technical contributions for the agency, with the aim of collaborating at a global level on the incidence of the Chagas problem, within the framework of the United Nations.


The TG6-IEC is a multidisciplinary group convened to make scientific-technical contributions to the WHO Chagas disease control programme. From an interdisciplinary / intersectoral approach to public health, TG6-IEC contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the programme, taking into account the geographical, historical, cultural, political, social and individual particularities of the contexts where the Chagas problem exists.

Considering all the social actors involved, through Information, Education and Communication (IEC), TG6-IEC promotes the exercise of health rights, the care of individuals, their families and communities, seeking to eliminate or reduce the social, structural, subjective and objective barriers that impede, hinder or exclude them from the development of a healthy life.


IEC strategies require a multidisciplinary team, with the objective of being able to carry out their tasks in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral manner. For this reason, it was sought that the TG6-IEC Chagas be configured with a very particular profile of professionals with the aim of encompassing the multiple disciplines needed in the work of IEC and not only from these three specific components, but also from community work, social mobilization, management, among others.

For this reason, the group has been made up of people who share and intertwine their careers and recognised experiences in different fundamental areas in order to carry out the group's actions in a rigorous, committed and creative way at the same time. Members of the TG6-IEC are members of associations of people affected by Chagas disease; specialists in education, anthropology and social and community mobilization; specialists in public and community health; and experts in art and health.

Ana Maria de Arruda Camargo
Andrea Avaria
Cristina Carrazzone
Isabel Claveria Guiu
Jordi Gómez i Prat
Mariana Sanmartino
Mariella Anselmi
Maria Cristina Parada
Wilson Oliveira Jr.
Stephanie Jourdan
Pedro Albajar Viñas


If you have one or more IEC tools, didactic resources or you have developed IEC strategies, you can share them with the TG6 IEC Chagas disease. The members of the Group assess and select the tools, resources and strategies based on pre-established criteria in order to include them in the BeatChagas platform and share them with the public health, health system and scientific communities and people interested worldwide, recognizing and acknowledging the authors and their institutions with their copy rights.


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