Early childhood, a critical period for the healthy and integral development of people, requires special care and intensive monitoring of signs and parameters of growth.
The period, covering the first 72 months of babies, has a follow-up guide from the Unified Health System that also serves as a repository of medical and care information: it’s the baby guide.
Today, March 21 is International Children’s Day. Referring to the date, the Ministry of Health, through a note, stressed the importance of using the document and announced the distribution of 10 million units in the next 90 days throughout Brazil.
Since the 1980s, the document has played an important role in monitoring children’s health, growth and development in early childhood. We have worked hard on the latest version and also on distributing it, so that states and municipalities can act in the face of the role that also comes to fulfill: to be an updated instrument for coordinating care between the health, education, and social domains. help. “It is, in fact, a passport to citizenship for any Brazilian,” the Secretary of the Primary Care Secretariat at the Ministry of Health, Rafael Camara, said in a note.
Composed of separate notebooks, the Baby Handbook provides instructions on how to properly record the birth of babies, how to start the breastfeeding period and how to introduce a healthy diet into the baby’s routine. The booklet also contains information on signs of illness, how to prevent accidents and key rights and responsibilities, as well as a list of vaccinations and charts that provide guidance on normal development for each age.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Brazil has 16.5 million children up to 4 years old – about 7.8% of the population.
World Children’s Day
Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), aims to showcase and promote people’s rights during development, with a focus on defending basic fundamental rights and ensuring the principles and guiding principles established by the United Nations.
In Brazil, these laws were made under the Children and Adolescents Act (ECA).
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