Rio de Janeiro’s Mental Health Care Facilities Lack Medicines and Professionals

Mayor Marcelo Crivella has cut nearly 30 percent of the city's funds for psychosocial care. In addition to the cuts introduced by the municipality, the problem is aggravated by the federal government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hit hard by cuts in city government funding and lack of federal transfers, patients in Rio's municipal public mental health network face a shortage of medication, depleted teams of professionals, and an increasingly poor facility structure. Since he took office, Mayor Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?