The Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program, which has been INMED’s flagship program in Brazil for more than 18 years, promotes children’s healthy growth and development through an integrated program of:
- Treatment: Treating children for intestinal parasitic infection and nutritional deficiencies
- Education: Teaching children—and their teachers, parents and local community health workers—about good nutrition, preventive health habits, and hygiene and sanitation measures that help prevent disease
- Action: Empowering children through interactive, participatory activities to put the lessons they have learned into action to improve the health and quality of life of their families and communities
Through the mobilization of the entire community, the program is able to address 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.