­­The Impact of a National Cash Transfer Programme on Reducing Suicide

CCT programs play an important role in poverty reduction and well-being improvement for beneficiaries. We have also demonstrated that it contributes towards reduced suicide rates. Targeting social determinants, using cash transfer programmes, could be important tools to limit suicide, predicted to rise in the aftermath of the economic recession, consequent to the Covid-19 pandemic
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Astonishing findings from a study of 76 million Brazilians found the case transfers reduced suicide risk by 61% over 12 years.