This discussion is about Saúde Criança: Holistic Health Solutions for Families in Favelas.
Congratulations on being selected a Finalist in the Making More Health competition! Your innovation is a holistic approach to improving families' lives and will clearly make a great impact on all those involved in the program. Can you provide us with ideas for how your innovation may become sustainable, or how it would move from being dependent on aid?
-From the BI Judges Panel
I work for Saúde Criança and will explain to you how we are working in terms of sustainability.
The future of the program in Rio de Janeiro and the social franchises units is assured through a number of initiatives and long-term partnerships. From the initiatives, First, it markets products with the brand of Saúde Criança in retail areas, two kiosks in 2 big malls and as social corporate gifts (self sustainability project. Second, Saúde Criança has developed the “godfather/godmother” initiative through which individuals and families in Brazil and abroad can sponsor the 24 month Family Action Plan of a determined child/family. Third next year, Saúde Criança will begin it e-commerce selling trough the internet and receiving donate on that two. Third, Brazil Child Health is a New York based office of Saúde Criança in charge of international fundraising and awareness. Finally, Saúde Criança was the first Brazilian non-profit to create an endowment (“Saúde Criança Forever”) which ensures its future operations.
If you need more information, please let me know and thanks a lot for the congrats.
I work for Saúde Criança and I'm very proud to be part of this team that is making a difference in Brazil.
Just to add more datas to Saúde Criança impact and results, I want to share with all of you those numbers:
Saúde Criança has helped more than 40000 people in 20 years.Our goal with Saúde Criança franchise is to help 10.000 people in the next 3 years.
In the public policy project that our methodology inspired in Belo Horizonte, the goal is to help 55.000 families between 2010 to 2012.
Those numbers make me very proud to be part of this.
Congratulations on being finalist in Making More Health Competition. This program is very interesting and the holistic approach to healing is not an area often pursued by most seeking health treatment, however, Saúde Criança has proven such innovative action for health recovery can be administered. Again, CONGRATULATIONS and keep up the great effort in spreading social and physical well being.
Thank you for your kind words! Whenever we struggle against obstacles along our path to bringing sustainable healthcare to the poorest, we remember that we have the support of people from around the world, such as you, and we forge ahead.