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MOISES, Márcia; KLIGERMAN, Débora Cynamon; COHEN, Simone Cynamon  and  MONTEIRO, Sandra Conceição Ferreira. The federal politics of basic sanitation and the initiatives of participation, mobilization, social control, health and environmental education. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.5, pp.2581-2591. ISSN 1413-8123.

The purpose of this article is to accomplish a critical analysis of two governmental important programs in health and environmental education - Health Education and Social Mobilization Program (PESMS) and Environmental Education and Sanitation Social Mobilization Program (PEAMSS), aiming at stimulate participative educational actions and social mobilization in sanitation projects. The methodology was based on reading and analysis of documents and observation in Workshops, Meetings, Seminars, Conventions, Congresses and Interviews. The authors describe the process of Program creation - PESMS and PEAMSS. They promoted a reflection and thought about Participation, Mobilization, Social Control, Health Education and Environmental Education. They also made considerations about the difficulties, facilities, advances and challenges in the implantation and implementation of PESMS and PEAMSS in the fundament for the realization of the public services of basic sanitation. They conclude that the creation of conditions by means of initiatives of Participation, Mobilization, Social Control, Health Education and Environmental Education become necessary for the development of Federal Policies of Basic Sanitation.

Keywords : Sanitation policies; Participation; Mobilization; Social control; Health education; Environmental education.

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