Primeira Infância Melhor: Transforming the Attention towards the First Years of Life in Latin America: Challenges and Achievements of a Public Policy in Southern Brazil

Verch, Karine
Sep 2017
López-Boo, Florencia;Cubides Mateus, Deiby Mayaris
As a public policy in Brazil, Primeira Infância Melhor (PIM) is a cross-cutting approach to promote child development in the first years of life. Through home visits, the PIM promotes child development by implementing better stimulation practices, the strengthening of family ties and the facilitation of access to basic rights. This publication addresses the implementation processes, challenges and achievements of a program that was established, has been maintained over time and serves as inspiration for other municipalities, States and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.