Brazil’s Mais Medicos Program to Lose Cuban Doctors

As Brazilian doctors' participation in program grows, Cuban doctors file law suits to remain in the country after their contracts expires.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly 1,400 Brazilian doctors with foreign diplomas were admitted into the Mais Medicos (More Doctors) program on Tuesday (October 3rd), as Brazil’s government tries to substitute foreign doctors in the program for Brazilian ones.

Recently Cuban doctors finishing up their time in the program filed petitions with the Brazilian courts to try to remain in the country or to get their full wages.

"This moment is important for Brazil and Brazilians. We are advancing and I am sure we will offer more quality in health and basic care . . .

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