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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health in Brazil reported yesterday (November 25th) that 96.6 percent of the doctor positions left open in the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) program have been filled. This...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Public Company of Health of Rio de Janeiro (RioSaúde), linked to the Municipal Health Department, is looking for volunteers who want to act as translators and interpreters for any...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning this Monday, April 25th, those identified in high risk groups can receive the vaccine against the H1N1, also know as the swine flu, at public healthcare posts across...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Public health care in the State of Rio de Janeiro is still in a crisis, and now officials are warning that they are not prepared to serve the millions of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The healthcare system in Rio is officially in a state of emergency. The measure was signed late yesterday (December 23rd) by the state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão, after meeting with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the weak economy, rising inflation and the forecast of a zero or negative GDP in 2015, foreign companies have continued to show interest in investing in Brazil, especially in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Luis Fernando de Souza, known as Pezão (Big Foot), was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro’s state governor on Thursday, January 1st together with his running-mate and now vice-governor Francisco...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost five years elapsing since the city's pioneering police pacification program was first initiated in Rio's favelas, the improvement of security has been largely considered successful. However basic public...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Brazil-trained doctors participating in the "Programa Mais Médicos" (More Doctors Program) began working in 454 municipalities where health professionals are needed last Monday, September 2nd amid reports of...

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