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Saúde Criança elected as one of the most influential NGO in the world

Saúde Criança started off the year with great news: the Swiss entity Global Geneva, formerly The Global Journal, published on the 25th of January, 2015, a ranking of the 500 most important non-governmental organizations and Associação Saúde Criança earned 21st place and remained the highest ranking in Latin America.

Saúde Criança started off the year with great news: the Swiss entity Global Geneva, formerly The Global Journal, published on the 25th of January, 2015, a ranking of the 500 most important non-governmental organizations and Associação Saúde Criança earned 21st place and remained the highest ranking in Latin America. “We are very happy with this recognition and we rose in the ranking relative to previous years” said Cristiana Velloso, executive director of Saúde Criança.

Ranked first was the social organization Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders. Second was held by BRAC, of Bangladesh, followed by the Danish Refugee Council and Grameen Bank, also Bangladeshi. Acumen Fund (USA) was named fifth.

The other Brazilian NGOs included on the list were Viva Rio in 57th, followed by Instituto da Criança, in the 84th spot, and Centro de Inclusão Digital, named 94th.

In their evaluation Global Geneva reviewed the impact and influence that non-governmental organizations had, and the extent to which they are able to mobilize resources for a cause. They based their rankings on three criteria considered essential in the work of a social organization: impact, innovation, and sustainability.

In 2013, Saúde Criança ranked 45th among 100 NGOS identified by The Global Journal magazine, and in 2012, ranked 38th, aside from being elected best NGO in Latin America for two consecutive years.