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Bolsa Família

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• The Single Registry is the gateway to social programs

 

• Lula speaks about the policy to combat hunger and of the
importance of the Single Registry

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They were invisible to the public authorities.  Thanks to the active search strategy of the Brazil Without Poverty Plan, since 2011, 1.2 million extremely poor families were located and included in the Single Registry and can now count on an extensive network of social services.  The Active Search Strategy inverts the old logic: instead of waiting for the poorest of the population to come knocking on the door, the State ventures out to where poverty is found, on foot, by car or by boat, on the peripheries of the large cities or in isolated, hard to get to communities, like the Quilombo sett

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One of the many myths overturned by the 10 years of the Bolsa Família program was that benefits would encourage women to have more children.
On the contrary: the number of beneficiaries using birth control methods increased. The 22,000 and 2010, the fecundity rate for women fell in all social classes, but the women and the poorest group showed a reduction of 30% in the average number of children, while the national average was 20.17%.

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The beneficiaries from the Bolsa Família make 50% more pre-natal care visits than non-beneficiaries. The diet of the expectant mothers improved because of the benefits, and this caused the index of premature births to fall by 14%. The children are born stronger, with compatible weights and grow up healthier, thanks to a vaccines and the obligatory medical visits.  In 2013 99.1% of the children monitored by the program had their vaccines up-to-date.

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• Study shows the impact of food security on children’s health

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