Early Childhood riverfront enables community health agents Resex Catuá-Ipixuna

24 of May of 2017 - Action was a partnership between Bolsa Floresta and Education and Health, with funds from the Amazon Fund / BNDES and support of the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema) e Johnson & Johnson

Training in Resex Catua Ipixuna | Photo: Edvaldo Correa

Period not 8 a 11 de maio, about thirty health professionals Extractive Reserve (Resex)Catuá-Ipixuna, in the northern Amazon, They participated in training of Early Childhood Program riverfront (PIR) Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS). Unprecedented in reserve, the training was held in San Sebastian community of White Water.

Durante uma semana, PIR team conducted activities with community health workers, teachers and community leaders in the area with the main objective of stimulating the monitoring of child development from pregnancy to the age of six families of these locations.

The action delivered a health kits to care for children and adolescents in the reserve, and education, including items such as balance, thermometer, pressure gauge, oral hygiene kit, and the Guide to Household Visitation, desenvolvido pela FAS, in partnership with the Better Early Childhood Program.

According Rhamilly Amud, coordenadora do PIR, training was an important milestone in the training of local staff, They are facing challenges due to the distance of the communities in the Reserve:

“Being Community Agent in a region like this is a huge challenge, mainly due to the difficulties of access to information and equipment. It was a very important opportunity to add knowledge essential to the formation of these agents”, said.

For the manager of the Reserve, Erivan Morais, PIR methodology allows working the importance of taking care of people and the environment in full.

? a Program which adds much to the government for the development of the Reserve, because it addresses both prevention and family support in communities and environmental education”, concludes.

Located between Coari and Tefé, the Catua-Ipixuna comprises Resex 13 communities and 212 families, em uma área de 2.174,86 Km² (217.486,00 hectares). The PIR is being implemented in the region this year, and begin to supervise the community health agents of Resex from August.

Sobre o PIR

The RIP is aimed at promoting the integral development of the child, from gestation to six years of age, through the integration of public policies developed in the health, education and welfare of the state and municipalities. Started in Development Reserve sustains- well (Reserve) Rio Negro, o PIR FORMOSA 16 Community health workers (ACS), benefiting about 180 riverine families booking. From 2016, the project was being implemented in four RDS: Uatumã, Amana, Floresta Estadual de Mamirauá and Maués, forming 100 community health agents to monitor various aspects of child development riverside, from gestation to six years of age. Not total, more than 840 families of these protected areas (UC) they are accompanied. On 2017, PIR is being implemented in new protected areas as Resex Catuá-Ipixuna. A iniciativa serviu de inspiração para a criação do Primeira Infância Amazonense, public policy established by the Government of Amazonas.