The insufficiency of the federal funds for health services has made municipalities increasingly dependent on their own revenues to keep the units functioning.
Obesity is increasing at a high pace with one in every five Brazilians obese. More than half the population is overweight.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) launched a national plan to reduce the incidence and eradicate tuberculosis in the country.
Brazil Hospital Demographics 2016 – Latin America’s second largest hospital market can still gain efficiencies
Brazil is the largest hospital infrastructure market in Latin America, but remains fragmented. While there are over 7,800 hospitals in the country, the average hospital is relatively small (24 beds).
The World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest report has stated that Brazil leads Latin America with the highest number of people suffering from depression (regarding absolute and relative [...]
Brazil contributed for the largest share, i.e. around 35% of the Latin America home healthcare market in 2013. Increasing healthcare awareness and rising healthcare expenditure on chronic [...]
Philips is keen to engage more in healthcare public-private partnerships in Brazil. The Dutch company grasps almost 20% of a consortium that includes Brazilian health imaging diagnostic companies [...]
Brazil’s Health Minister has released BRL 234 million a year for health services that were running without compensation from the federal government. The funds will go to 193 municipalities and [...]
People of Venezuela are travelling to Brazil in search of food, medicine and hospitals as a result of Venezuela’s failing healthcare system. Economic crisis and hyperinflation have cleaned [...]