Explore data showing early childhood inequality in São Paulo

Published December 21, 2017

A child in the Pari district of São Paulo is almost 17 times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than one raised in the district of Pinheiros, a few kilometres west. In Vila Brasilândia, in the north-east of the city, children wait on average 41 days to get a pediatric visit; a few kilometres south, in Moema, children can expect to be seen within two days.

These are some of the disparities highlighted by local media in their reports on the launch of the Observatório da Primeira Infância (OPI, Early Childhood Observatory) and Mapa da Desigualdade da Primeira Infância (Early Childhood Inequality Map) by BvLF partner Rede Nossa São Paulo.

The OPI presents data on 130 indicators related to the situation of children aged up to 6, allowing users to make comparisons across the 96 districts of the city. Indicators inspired by the Foundation’s Urban95 initiative fall under the themes of safety (e.g. road safety, missing children, bicycle routes), health (e.g. stunting, obesity, water quality) and interesting (e.g. green areas, public meeting places). Users can select indicators related to Urban95 or to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more background information (in Portuguese), and explore for yourself the indicators and the interactive map. The platform is also collating best practices related to mobility, public space, data and parent support.