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SEVERO, Denise Osório  and  DA ROS, Marco Aurélio. The Landless Rural Workers' Movement and National Health System (SUS) social control: perspective of the national collective of health. Saude soc. [online]. 2012, vol.21, suppl.1, pp.177-184. ISSN 0104-1290.

The present study is a descriptive exploratory field research based on a qualitative approach carried out with twelve members of the National Collective of Health of the Landless Workers' Movement (MST). The objective of the study is to identify the perspective of the members of the National Collective of Health of MST about the participation of SUS social control and to discuss the strategies adopted towards them. The data analysis showed that the participation in spheres established by SUS social control does not constitute the priority of this Collective since the performance of SUS social control means to struggle politically through strategies of occupation, mobilization and marches. There is a contradiction related to the participation in Health Councils due to the fact that there is incredulity in these processes; however, there is reference to their insertion importance within these spaces. The results also demonstrate two State perspectives which seem to influence the determination of social control strategies to be preferred. The study shows that the participation of the MST in the SUS social control still needs to be discussed more thorough and points to the need of promoting debates about the current model of social control among MST, the civil society, and the political society. The debate would help to identify and build. The debate would help to identify and build a more active social participation in the SUS and help to contribute to the consolidation of Right Health.

Keywords : Participation; Social control; Landless Workers' Movement.

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