The "Zero Malnutrition Sector Programme" and the " Family Health Intercultural Community Model (MSFCI)" policy of the National Government and its “Health and Sports” Ministry defined as its primary objective " Eliminating health social exclusion through the implementation of the Single, Intercultural and Community Health System, which provides and ensure everybody health care as a social right."
PROCOSI (Program for Integral Health Coordination, an institutions association working in "Health") developed a proposal as part of this policy. The Community Health Project (PSC) aims to "improve the population health and quality of life". Founded on the MSFCI values, principles and strategic guidelines, this project seeks to facilitate the access to community health services of rural populations, ie enabling access to a high-quality and culturally appropriate health services to people. To reach this aim, community involvement is essential, as it is the main protagonist involved in health services management and delivery.
The PSC is implemented through five programmatic and strategic lines: i) communication for social change, ii) community participation; iii) extension of community-based services (basic package) through the ACS and other social actors led by the Local Health Authority (ALS), iv) strategic inter-sectorial and inter-institutional alliances and v) sustainability.