Associação Saúde Criança, founded in 1991 by Dr. Vera Cordeiro, is a nonprofit organization that works to break the cycle of misery, illness, hospitalization, readmission, and death among children released from public hospitals.
These children and their families are referred to the organization by a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals. Saúde Criança then works with them to create a customized Family Action Plan that focuses on five different domains of well-being: health, income, housing, education, and citizenship.
This pioneering approach to healthcare is based on the idea that in addition to biological factors, diseases in low-income contexts stem from the social ills associated with poverty. Saúde Criança´s methodology has proven to be so effective at tackling the root problem of disease that it has been adopted by 23 other public health institutions throughout Brazil and has already assisted more than 50,000 people to date. It has moreover inspired public policy in the city of Belo Horizonte and, in 2010, became a social franchise. Families assisted by the organization have seen a 38% average increase in income, 62% decrease in rehospitalization days, and significant improvement in their children´s health
For more information, please visit www.saudecrianca.org.br.
$5 provides basic nutrition food including rice, beans, vegetables and others for a child for a week.
This project can be visited from February to November on weekdays from 10:30 am to 16:00 pm in both headquarters. Please contact Mariana at +55 21 22661446 extension 27 or [email protected] if you are interested in arranging a visit or would like to know more about the project.
What To Bring
Enriched milk can, diapers and low fat milk are always welcome.
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