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PERES, Ellen M. Family Health Program inthe Social Inequities Struggle. Aquichán [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.1, pp. 64-76. ISSN 1657-5997.
The present article contributes to reflect and debate about the Family Health Program (PSF, for its name in Spanish) in the social inequities struggle, framed into the Unified Health System (SUS, for its name in Spanish) of Brazil . Social inequities, a contemporary world phenomenon that brings about poverty, show in the health field their most cruel face represented by high maternal and infant mortality rates (TMM and TMI, respectively for their names in Spanish). Some of the investigaions' outcomes about the Family Health Program are examined grounded on the perspective of Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Edgar Morin -education and social epistemology scholars. They confirm that the program has contributed to lower inequities regarding basic healtn afternion in the SUS, especially those related to the aforementioned rates.
Keywords : Social inequities, poverty; health; basic sanitation; Family Health Program in the Unified Health System of Brazil; professional assessment; epistemological reflection on health.