c) General objective 3: Human and social development
Priority 1. Availability and quality of social services
Promote equity in access to health care, with special attention to health and nutrition for women, children and other vulnerable groups
Institute preventive and curative nutritional surveillance to reduce mortality from malnutrition among children under five years of age.
Introduce multi-sector intervention packages for reducing chronic malnutrition.
Train trainers and health professionals to provide humanized maternal and neonatal care including support for exclusive breast-feeding and infant feeding in the context of HIV/AIDS.
Compile and disseminate good practices in food consumption and hygiene within the community, by providing training to local structures and organizations.
Priority 2. Basic Social Security
Expand the coverage and impact of Direct Social Action Programs, contributing to economic and nutritional security for the most vulnerable groups
Define harmonized eligibility criteria for basic Social Security program beneficiaries, with a view to reducing gender inequalities, and taking into account the impact of HIV/AIDS and the child malnutrition situation.
Develop and implement mechanisms to give the most vulnerable groups access to the education and health systems through the respective social action programs (Acção Social Escolar and Acção Social Saude).
Conduct a study and implement the resulting recommendations on the possibility of expanding the "school nutritional support program" to all primary schools and, eventually, to other levels of education.
Reinforce nutritional education at the various levels of the school curriculum.