Our Results

Click here and learn more about the research conducted by Georgetown University, which proves the medium and long term positive impact in the quality of life of the families assisted by the Saúde Criança Association.

Average days hospitalized

On average, the number of days that children spent in the hospital fell from just under 62 days at entry into the program to less than 9 days, representing a reduction of nearly 90% 3 years after graduation from the program.

Source: Georgetown University's Research

Income generation

ASC’s interventions significantly improved the economic well-being and employment prospects of beneficiaries. Household income per capita almost doubled.

Source: Georgetown University's Research

Evolution of Housing

Home ownership is an important step to economic self-sufficiency for the beneficiaries. Compared to an ownership rate of 25 percent upon entry into Saúde Criança, 50 percent of beneficiaries now own their homes.

Source: Georgetown University's Research

Perception of Family Wellbeing

The impressive improvements in living standards are also reflected in the families’ perception of well-being. Upon entering the program, 56% of the families self-identified their well-being as "bad"or "very bad". After graduating most of the families improved their self-assessment of well-being, which reflects in the 51.2 that are doing “good” or “very good.”

Source: Georgetown University's Research


Children in school

Most children enrolled in ASC are too sick to attend school. ASC’s program has a clear positive impact on school enrollment: the percentage of sick children who were attending school rose from approximately 10% at the beginning of the program to almost 92%, 3-5 years after graduation from the program.

Source: Georgetown University's Research

Adults employed

There was a substantial increase in the percentage of employed adults, from 54% at entry into the program to 70% up to 5 years after graduation.

Source: Georgetown University's Research