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Associação Saúde Criança, founded in 1991 by Dr. Vera Cordeiro, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental and nonreligious organization that works together with public hospitals from all over Brazil to break the cycle of readmissions of critically ill children from low-income, high-risk environments.

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Ways to Reduce Disease and Poverty in Brazil

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 10:17 AM

One cannot just address the health of a child with a severe respiratory disease if the environment where he lives will only continue the vicious circle of re-hospitalization, where his parents are unemployed and his brothers deprived of education and citizenship. A three-year study conducted by Georgetown University proves that...

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Testimony From a Mother Supported by Saúde Criança/Brazil Child Health

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 12:57 PM

In 2011, I was devastated when my five-year-old son, Ricardo, had a stroke. He was hospitalized three times that year at Hospital da Lagoa and was eventually diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. As if Ricardo's health problems weren't enough, I have three other children to take care of: Tiago (16),...

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Saúde Criança: Snapshots from the Inside

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 6:14 PM

By Leah L. Laxamana, Volunteer

I discovered Saúde Criança about a year ago and admired its work only from a distance in the U.S. I was impressed by how it is improving children's health and empowering families who oftentimes, were in desperate situations. Having the opportunity to go...

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Comprehensive and Successful Healthcare: Innovations from Brazil

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 12:26 PM

Picture yourself in Rio de Janeiro -- not on Ipanema's gorgeous sandy beach as most of us would -- but in one of the hundreds of favelas or shantytowns that are spread throughout the city. Substandard housing, overcrowding and limited basic services such as poor sanitation systems are the norm....

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