A Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública received, at the end of 2022, the certification of the Seal of Ethnic-Racial Diversity from the Secretariat of Reparation of the Municipality of Salvador, in the Commitment category, assuming the Pact for Valuing Diversity and complying with the guidelines aimed at combating racism and discrimination race in corporate environments. The title reaffirms the exercise of good practices in Diversity, a constant effort by the institution.
“At the heart of our mission, ethnic-racial education is present in the curriculum components, in the Academic League of Racial Relations, as well as in extension projects and programs, such as the courses: “Health of the Black Population” and “Race , Gender and Health”. One program that we highlight is “In Defense of Life”, carried out with the Quilombola community Rio dos Macacos, in Simões Filho, on education, health and youth emancipation”, says the manager of People and Learning Management (GEPAP), Telma Bastos . She also points out that, annually, the Black Population Health Colloquium is held, which debates the main implications of racism on the health of the black population. “In addition, the “Poetry Circuit of the Bahiana”, in which social agendas, such as racism, misogyny and LGBTQIA+phobia, are always present.
The Ethnic-Racial Diversity theme is also part of institutional programs, such as “UniDiversity – we are all one!”, which safeguards the DE&I policy – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; as it is also in the programming of GEPAP's Training and Development sector, in the various actions and events. One example was the Professional Development Forum of the Bahiana, with the theme "Overcoming Obstacles and Making a Successful Walk", with Dr. Monalisa Nobre Bastos, a black woman, occupational physician at the Bahiana, and Alexandre Baroni, person with a disability, state superintendent for Persons with Disabilities of the Department of Justice, Human Rights and Social Development of the State of Bahia. According to Telma Bastos, “the monitoring of our actions guides our strategies for continuous improvement of the DE&I Policy”. This is the first time the Bahiana is certified with the Seal of Ethnic-Racial Diversity.
Special ceremony took place on December 12, via the Zoom platform.
This is the 12th time that the institution has been awarded the certification.
Assessment considers the performance of undergraduates in relation to the syllabus provided in the curricular guidelines.