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 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 [...]
A latest survey conducted by Datafolha has revealed that every three in 10 Brazilians consider healthcare as their main public concern and 10% listed education as their number one concern. The [...]
Brazilian medical equipment import market may be affected by disadvantageous US dollar exchange rates
Brazil, Russia, India and China, the BRIC countries represent a total medical market of USD 26.8 billion. The economic downturn has affected these geographies varyingly; for instance, the [...]
Brazil has succeeded in remarkably improving access to medical care for most of its population through a combination of public policies and its Unified Health System. But the nation needs to [...]
Brazilian health industry invests in innovation and quality owing to increased domestic demand for medical devices
The utilization of health devices has grown in Brazil by 11.5% over the past six years. Consumption grew 4% last year despite the stagnant economy of country. Modernization of the hospital [...]