Brazil celebrates 2nd anniversary of the ‘More Doctors’ Program

Source:  Prensa Latina
August  4 2015

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today presided over the celebration of two years of the implementation of the “More Doctors” program in Brazil, which has brought health care to 63 million people.

dilma rousseff 2nd anniversary more doctors programWith a total of 18,240 physicians, of which 11,487 are Cubans, “More Doctors” is present in 34 special indigenous districts, and 4,058 municipalities, representing 72.8 percent of the cities of Brazil, Health Minister, Arthur Chioro, stressed.

With this program, “we had a huge expanding in the access to health, particularly among the poorest, those most affected by social inequality; those who need more of the Unified Health System (public),” Chioro emphasized.

Brazilian government's More Doctors program visit a shelter for Brazil's indigenous Indians, in Brasilia on Sept. 6, 2013.

Brazilian government’s More Doctors program visit a shelter for Brazil’s indigenous Indians, in Brasilia on Sept. 6, 2013.

After highlighting the two-year performance of effort and work of this initiative, launched in 2013 by Rousseff, Chioro said that the government will announce new measures for this sector.

A recent research confirmed that of a scale from zero to 10, the program was rated mostly nine , corroborating the positive decision of the executive to boost a plan of this kind to ensure free health care to its citizens.

The inquiry, conducted by the Public Opinion Group of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, reveals that the attention and work of physicians received the support of 84 percent of those questioned.

Source:  Rousseff Presides Act for Brazilian More Doctors Program’s anniversary  Prensa Latina

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