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Breaking the cycles of poverty: Strategies, achievements, and lessons learned in Los Cuatro Santos, Nicaragua, 1990-2014.

Authors
  • Blandón, Elmer Zelaya1, 2
  • Källestål, Carina3
  • Peña, Rodolfo3, 4
  • Perez, Wilton3
  • Berglund, Staffan5
  • Contreras, Mariela3
  • Persson, Lars-Åke3, 6
  • 1 a Asociación para el Desarrollo Económico y Sostenible de El Espino (APRODESE) , Chinandega , Nicaragua.
  • 2 b UNAN-León , León , Nicaragua.
  • 3 c Department of Women's and Children's Health , Uppsala University , Uppsala , Sweden.
  • 4 d Pan American Health Organization , San Salvador , El Salvador.
  • 5 e Faculty of Health and Society , Malmö University , Malmö , Sweden.
  • 6 f Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology , London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine , London , UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Global Health Action
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
2017
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
1272884–1272884
Identifiers
PMID: 28136698
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The lessons learned from the Cuatro Santos initiative underline the importance of a bottom-up approach and local ownership of the development process, the value of local data for monitoring and evaluation, and the need for multi-dimensional local interventions to break the cycles of poverty and gain better health and welfare.

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