health systems


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  Nowadays, Venezuela is a powder keg. A major objective of the Chavez government following the Bolivarian Revolution was improving health care for the Venezuelan people, and they built thousands of new clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic centers across the country. Mission Barrio Adentro is only one health program among many […]

Venezuela: Health Crisis Smashing People Health


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The relationship between public national health services and private insurances and providers is crucial for overall efficiency and equity of health care systems, especially in times of economic crises. The equilibrium is fragile and should be closely monitored. Let’s take Brazil as an example: the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) is […]

The Brazilian Health System: A tale of two countries