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Which Single Intervention Would Do the Most to Improve the Health of Those Living on Less Than $1 Per Day?

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  • Published: October 23, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040303
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The Health Circle

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:15 GMT

Author: Eduardo Glenn MQC, PhD
Position: General Director
Institution: PROVIDA-Costa Rica
Submitted Date: October 31, 2007
Published Date: November 1, 2007
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The answer is my developed concept: The Health Circle. A community-based circle of volunteers, educated in the prevention of the major health concerns of this community (hygiene, vaccination, lactation, food safety, health administration, newborn support, epidemiology, education).

Old and young people, combine the authority with the motivation and energy. They will be have the decision power to bring the changes in traditions and art of live, they will be have the knowledge for prevention, they can contact and open the public and private channels for help. The ancient concept of tribes' protection, the confidence in your group and family.

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