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Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica

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CALIXTO, Fernando Morelli; LOUREIRO, Jenifer Silva; GARCIA, Caroline Esposo  and  SIMOES, Oziris. Pró-saúde: an answer to the lack of information of immigrants mothers at the central area of São Paulo City. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.2, pp. 223-227. ISSN 0100-5502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-55022012000400010.

The population in the central area of the city of São Paulo is marked by poverty and social problems. The picture is not so different in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro where we __ have a high amount of immigrants (especially from South American countries like Bolivia and Paraguay)__ working in sewing. They are exploited by their bosses, such that it is possible to verify __ residual__ characteristics of slave labor, explicit__ by the illegality of their work status in our country. Looking at this highly vulnerable population, one can also see the high incidence of children suffering from nutritional deficiencies, since the work of the mothers prevents them from _____ adequately caring for their children. __ A solution was sought out through a project to mediate the relationship between this population in need and the Basic Health Unit in the region, creating a source of information in the form of a booklet to educate these immigrant mothers in regards to their rights in health public policies in Brazil and in relation to their role in the development of their children. This was developed by students from the School of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa in the Reorientation of the Formation of the Health Care Professional Program (Programa de Reorientação da Formação Profissional em Saúde - Pró-Saúde).

Keywords : Illegal Immigration; Bolivia; Child Care; Health Education; Medical Education.

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