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The School of Government in Health, conceived in 1996, under the inspiration of social thought and the Brazilian Health Reform encompasses the commitment of the National School of Public Health Sergio Arouca to develop and train professional staff, produce strategic knowledge and guarantee technical support for the management of Unified Health System (SUS).

In this sense, the School of Government in Health (EGS) does not belong to a School within another School: this arrangement represents the effort to structure the education and permanent education of public health managers, to consolidate the cooperation networks that capacity and quality of health governance in Brazil and in other partner countries, and to foster strategic research and articulation with health services.

Within the structure of the ENSP, the EGS is located next to the Direction, as Vice-Direction of School of Government in Health, and has as main focus of action the strengthening of the national and international protagonism of the ENSP in accordance with the directives of Fiocruz, Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this way, it concentrates its efforts on national and international cooperation actions, especially in the sphere of networks, and in the narrowing and improvement of institutional links.

VDEGS also works to support the development of strategic cooperation projects in the fields of research, education, health care and management aimed at strengthening SUS and health systems in countries with which ENSP maintains agreements and understandings of South America, Latin America and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), which include countries in Africa and East Timor.

VDEGS is also responsible for coordinating actions related to the performance of ENSP in the various national and international networks of which it is a member. This role includes the Executive Secretariat of the Brazilian Network of Public Health Sc...

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