INMED’s Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program hosted a well-attended training event last week for community health workers and nurses in Cambará, a municipality in the state of Paraná in the southern region of Brazil. The training focused on the importance of personal hygiene and food sanitation. Held at the Nilza Furlan Cultural Center, the keynote speaker was Deputy Mayor and Municipal Secretary of Education Cláudia Helena Negrão Batista.
The Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program has been INMED’s flagship program in Brazil for 24 years. It promotes children’s healthy growth and development through an integrated program of disease prevention, health and nutrition education and participatory activities to empower children to improve the health and quality of life of their families and communities.
Through the mobilization of the entire community, the program addresses a wide range of concerns ranging from obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention to environmental conservation and sustainability. Since its launch, the Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program has reached more than 3 million children, trained more than 30,000 teachers, cafeteria workers and community health workers, and led a process of positive change that has engaged more than 5 million family and community members across Brazil.
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