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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Appointed to the position of Health Minister, physician Marcelo Queiroga said on Thursday, March 18th,  that he will try to build "a great national dialogue" with states, municipalities and civil society on the fight...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The health crisis combined with President Jair Bolsonaro's growing unpopularity has boosted the Centrão's appetite for five new ministries. On Wednesday, March 17th, a Datafolha poll showed that 40% of respondents consider Bolsonaro's government...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government is expected to announce the purchase of 100 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The agreement with the pharmaceutical company was confirmed on Wednesday, and will be announced by Health Minister Eduardo...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - News that personalities not included in priority groups were immunized led to the downfall of the Health Minister. Daniel Scioli's name is on the list released by the new minister appointed to replace him. Argentina's ambassador in...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Senate president Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), said that he expected to submit a bill on Monday, February 22nd, releasing the purchase of covid-19 vaccines by states, municipalities and private companies. In return, he said that...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, February 2nd, Saudi Arabia banned travelers from 20 countries, including the United States, Brazil and Argentina, from entering its territory in an attempt to contain the surge in Covid-19 infections. The Saudi Ministry...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The biggest challenge for Brazil today in the health sector is the combat against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, Zika and Chikungunya, said Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than a month before the start of the 2016 Olympics, Brazilian government officials are still trying to dissipate fears of the contagion of Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite concerns expressed by a group of scientists and doctors about the threat of the spreading of the Zika virus during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the World...



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