Brazil’s Health Ministry to Revoke Ordinances Authorizing SUS Mental Health Programs

At risk are the annual program to restructure psychiatric hospital care at the SUS (Unified Health System); the teams of the Street Practice; the Home-based Care Service; and the Monitoring Committee of the Back Home Program.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid the pandemic, the Ministry of Health is preparing to revoke some 100 ordinances on mental health, issued between 1991 and 2014, threatening several programs and services in the sector.

At risk are the annual program to restructure psychiatric hospital care at the SUS (Unified Health System

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