Políticas públicas promovidas para el sistema educativo a partir de propagación del COVID-19

Translated title of the contribution: Public policies promoted for the educational system from the spread of the COVID-19

José Manuel Armada Pacheco, Fernando Viterbo Sinche Crispín

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the deficiency of health systems in Latin America, exposing the population to contagion in unprotected conditions. In order to reduce the spread of the virus, in Peru a national quarantine measure was decreed with the cessation of almost all activities, including face-to-face classes at universities, suggesting the need to work in a non-face-to-face way. A descriptive study was carried out in 248 students from two universities in the province of Huancayo, Peru. To this end, 248 students from both universities were characterized sociodemographically, educational policies were categorized according to the objectives of the action plan for higher education centers, indicators were established and the effectiveness of public educational policies to mitigate the spread of the disease was evaluated. COVID-19 using the indicators: adequacy, coherence, and efficiency. Socializable and logistics policies yielded an effectiveness of 76.8% and 73%, respectively. The promotion of proper hand washing, coughing and sneezing protective habits, and maintenance of furniture and equipment turned out to be effective measures, while the monitoring and reporting of suspected cases with possible symptoms was the most ineffective.

Translated title of the contributionPublic policies promoted for the educational system from the spread of the COVID-19
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)725-731
Number of pages7
JournalBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
Issue number4
StateIndexed - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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