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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
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 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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has been pressured to improve public services, and healthcare has been regularly at the top of the list of grievances voiced in the wave of mass protests...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States’ biggest private medical company, UnitedHealth Group (UHG), and Amil Participações S.A., the biggest healthcare operator both in Brazil and Latin America, have agreed to merge, according...
By Howard Borsden, Financial Advisor RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – No longer is International Private Medical Insurance purely for expatriates. An ever-increasing amount of businesses are sending employees on assignments abroad for a shorter time period, such as 3-6 months. Traditional...
By Sarah O’Sullivan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Jose Gomes Temporao, the national health minister, plans to “radically reform” Brazil’s public health care system. He openly acknowledges the anomaly that is public health, and blames antiquated administrative processes, some...
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