First Lady of the Amazon participates in meeting Happy Child program Marcela Temer invitation

The meeting, held in Brasilia, was to present and mobilization of regional actions of the Happy Child Program, launched in October last year, by President Michel Temer.
09/02/2017 17h11 - Updated 9/02/2017 17h11
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At the invitation of the First Lady of the Republic, Marcela Temer, the first lady of the Amazon, Fabiana Gomes de Oliveira, participated, this Thursday (9), the Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, presentation meeting and mobilization of regional actions of the Happy Child Program. Launched in October last year, by President Michel Temer, the program aims to strengthen public policies for early childhood in order to promote the comprehensive development of children up to 6 years old.

The Amazon was one of the first states to join the federal program, whose guidelines are similar to initiatives already undertaken by the State Government. Last year the Governor Jose Melo launched the Early Childhood Amazonense (PIA), which aims to promote the integral development of the child, with monitoring from the mother's pregnancy until the age of six.

The state program is based on the Early Childhood riverfront (THE BRIDGE), whose pilot was launched in 2012 by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and the State Department of Health (Sesame), in partnership with the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (Idis). The PIR is focused on monitoring health and the integral development of Sustainable Development Reserves of children up 6 years old.

"It was a very promising meeting, because I could talk to Marcela first lady and talk about the Amazonas Government of experiences in relation to early childhood, We are showing that we have public policies in this regard and also our advances. Therefore, let's improve what we already have and add that you have more in the federal program ", said the first lady of the Amazon, to emphasize that the program with the riverside communities sparked interest Marcela Temer. “The Amazon has already done the homework regarding public policies for early childhood. And now in the duty to enlarge”, completed.

The implementation of the Happy Child depends on the accession of the states and municipalities and pass their respective Social Assistance advice. No Amazon, until now, 24 municipalities joined the federal program, wherein the other 38 that have not yet joined, including Manaus, has until 10 February to deliver Accept Agreement. To join the program, the municipality must have CRAS (Social Assistance Reference Center) with staff running.

The State Social Welfare Secretary, Regina Fernandes, who accompanied the first lady at the meeting, said the state's role in the program's technical support. according to her, four technicians from the State Secretariat of Social Assistance (Seas) They will undergo training, as well as those of other states and the Federal District. After, they will train technicians from municipalities. The training will be 13 a 24 of February, in Porto Velho.

The meeting of the First Ladies and representatives of states and capitals from all regions, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Social Development and Agrarian (MDSA), who coordinates the program, and civil society institutions aimed at early childhood care. Among the speakers were the Minister of MDS, Osmar Terra, besides Ricardo Paes de Barros, the Instituto Ayrton Senna; Nick Fabiancink, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (HIM); Lucia Braga, President of the Network Sarah and Eduardo Queiroz, Foundation Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal.

O Federal Program
The Happy Child prioritize pregnant women and children up to 3 beneficiaries of Bolsa Família years and up 6 years receiving the Continuous Cash Benefit (BPC). Families will be accompanied by qualified staff, which will make regular home visits, in which families receive monitoring and guidance on health issues, from pre-natal, including breastfeeding, child nutrition, monitoring vaccines, focusing on reducing malnutrition and combating infant mortality, as well as the full development of the assisted.

Besides that, the Happy Child integrate coordinated actions in several areas, as, social assistance, education, justice and culture. The goal is to form an integrated network with the bodies of these spheres. in municipalities, the home visit will directly serve the families selected for the program, adopting a methodology. As the city's size will still be designated supervisors who will guide visitors, coordinate the protocols and coordinate visits with the integrated network, as health, justice and education.

Early Childhood Amazonense
In March 2016, by Law 4.312, the Government of Amazonas established the Early Childhood Program Amazonense, as part of state policy of promotion and early childhood development under the coordination of the State Health Secretariat (Sesame), together with the Seas and the State Department of Education (Seduc).

Among the main actions of the IRP are: support strategies to ensure universalization of early childhood education; promote and stimulate the provision of programs and services for families with children up to six years in socially vulnerable; support public policies that promote integrated action for the health of pregnant women and children under six years of age, at all levels of care, from basic health, prenatal, childbirth and postpartum and monitoring of child development, as well as specialized services; promote strategies to reduce malnutrition rates; support actions that encourage natural childbirth, among others.

Early Childhood riverfront
Since 2012, FAS develops the Project Early Childhood riverfront (THE BRIDGE), in partnership with the State Department of Health of Amazonas (Sesame) and Institute for the Development of Social Investment (Idis), with Johnson resources & Johnson and Bernard Van Leer Foundation. The initiative seeks to support the development of inclusive public policies for early childhood development of children in coastal communities in the State of Amazonas.

Started in Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS) do Rio Negro, o PIR Formosa 16 health workers who benefited about 180 riverine families booking. In 2016, the project started its implementation in four RDS: Uatumã, Amanã, Mamirauá and State Forest Maués. No last semester 2016 They were formed about 93 community health workers, which will closely monitor various aspects of child development, from gestation to six years of age. Total, but of 687 families of these protected areas (UC) They will be accompanied by the project.

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