Project Description


Floravida Institute, since 2006 started to develop activities in the Parnaiba-Piaui region, through the Pro-saude Program. The initiative aims to promote practices and processes to strengthen health and citizenship conditions of the most socially vulnerable communities in the surroundings of the Production Site of Anidro do Brazil in the town. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health can be defined as a situation of perfect mental, social and physical well-being. The program is based on preventive actions focused on health through the Mais Saude, Farmacia Viva PI and Gol para a vida projects and targeting the Igaracu, Rosapolis and Lagoa da Prata communities.


  • Mais Saúde aims to offer health services and care to the families inserted in the communities surrounding the Anidro do Brasil production site in Parnaiba. In partnership with the Town Hall, it carries out activities in the Basic Health Unit – module 32 – through medical actions, health promotion and socioenvironmental education with physical, playful and social activities with kids, youth, adults and the elderly. The aim is to address the factors that impact the population’s health in general, such as, social structure, distribution of resources, among others. Currently, the project serves a group of 40 people, known as AME (from the Portuguese acronym) – Activities for the best age.


  • Farmácia Viva PI started its activities in 2011 in the city of Parnaiba-PI inspired on the initiative with the same name founded by the pharmacist Professor Dr. Francisco Jose de Abreu Matos. It proposes the valorization of medicinal plants as tools to promote health within the Unified Health System (SUS). Its methodology is based on the exploration of sensory discoveries and serves as a base for research, serving students, public or private institutions and the community through lectures, dialogue circles, live windows and practical activities such as nature trails and seedling production.
    The interaction with the environment strengthens the aspects related to nature, making the experiences more intense. The involvement of the participants with the garden occurs in an enriching manner, guiding and raising awareness of the population in general. The garden has 19 species of medicinal plants, accompanied by prescription labels with management, use and care information, made available to the Basic Health Unit – Module 32, schools and entities.


  • Inspired by street soccer, “disinterested soccer”, Floravida Institute, through the Gol para Vida Project, offers a space for boys and girls, children and teenagers from ages 7 to 15 to play soccer, but no just the fame itself, but also a space for interaction and socialization. The project is aimed at promoting health and well-being of all of the children and teenagers serve, through lectures on sexual education, suicide prevention, applying questionnaires for monitoring of the participants and during the physical activities raising anthropometric data to control malnutrition and child obesity.
    The Project seeks to provide quality education to all citizens in an egalitarian manner, and school monitoring is done together with the leaders to monitor the performance and behavior of the students. The Gol para Vida uses the methodology of “Soccer in three stages”, which seeks to promote social inclusion, since it is possible for girls and boys to play together in the same team and the players are encouraged to create rules for social coexistence and respect to others.