Undocumented Migrant Women and Their Children in Chile: Implications for Chile's Crece Contigo Policy of a Child's Rights to Health.
Although the CHCC system does not refer directly in its guidelines to access by the immigrant community, actions to reduce maternal and infant health inequities are implicit for children and pregnant immigrants and children born in Chile to an immigrant mother (Chilean children) after an “Agreement” that enables access by these groups to the health system regardless of immigrant status. Despite this, it seems from documents analyzed that implementation at lower-level operational organizations of the health system and by healthcare teams has been uneven.
After more than six years of implementation of CHCC and the "Agreement", it is important to remember that the mechanisms underpinning adaptation between two state initiatives is essential if, first, the objective of protecting the health of pregnant women immigrants and their children is to be achieved (Agreement) and secondly, to accompany, protect and comprehensively support all children and their families through the actions and universal services provided for by CHCC. From this perspective, any action that is not made or is made late in maternal-child health works against what is hoped to be achieved in both strategies.