This chapter discusses the Municipal Health Council of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, a municipality of around 150,000 people in the NE Brazilian state of Pernambuco, and on the motivations, personal histories and experiences of those who were part of Cabo's Municipal Health Council in 2003-05.
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