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This case describes the development of the PAC - Coverage Extension Program, from its creation in 1994 to the beginning of 2000. The PAC has managed to provide almost universal coverage for the population living in small, remote rural communities. The case describes the situation in 1994, the alternatives that were open to the ministry and the features of the program designed. It also discusses its operational development, reviews the actions that have been undertaken and the solutions that have been implemented. By 2000, the PAC was considered to be a great success and its director was planning the consolidation phase, that is, how to ensure its continuity and how to expand it to the second level of care.