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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil, 1 in every 5 hospitalized patients with coronavirus complications died with no access to an ICU bed since the start of the pandemic, between March 2020 and mid-February this year. The calculation was...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday that the federal, state and municipal governments are "jointly responsible" for the payment of people's health care. The justices are still expected to analyze whether...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal prosecutors office and the federal police in Brazil issued eleven arrest and seizure orders on Monday morning, July 18th, in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Public health clinics across Brazil start administering flu vaccines on Monday, May 4th, during the government’s annual Flu Vaccination Campaign. According to the Ministry of Health the government hopes to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – News of people dying while waiting for care in Brazil’s public hospitals is not uncommon and most health analysts agree that Brazil’s Health System is extremely deficient. Many in the...
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 Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly 100,000 doctors and health professionals of the Unified Health System (SUS) in 21 states across Brazil will protest today against low pay and poor working conditions. Surgeries, examinations and...

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