What measures have the current government already taken to improve the country’s health?

actions disclosed by the government related to health:

10 – Ministries composed of technicians. Something unprecedented in the history of the country;

39 – Bolsonaro government reduced from 18% to 2% the taxes for import of medicines for of patients with and hiv, besides certain types of diapers and absorbents.

45 – The rape index fell 13.6% in the first 4 months of the Jair Bolsonaro government compared to 2018. (source: official data from Sinesp)

56 – MORE TAXES ZEROED – After the medicines for Cancer and AIDS, the government zeroes taxes for hundreds of products, including medical equipment and production, exams, ophthalmologic surgeries and computers.

66 – IN DEFENSE OF WOMEN – guarantee to mothers the right to breastfeed during a public contest and the obligation of the aggressor of women to for the damages suffered by the victim assisted in the health network.

76- Brazil had a 22.6% drop in violent deaths in the first seven months of 2019 (compared to the same period in 2018). There are 7,100 people who no longer murdered.

78- HEALTH ON TIME PROGRAMME – more time for care and resources for health units. Transfer of R$ 178 million to fund health units that have extended the hours of care and everything has to improve more! – The Ministry of Health will invest R$ 333 million in states and municipalities that have professionals working in primary care, do not fit the criteria of the Family Health Strategy. 4 thousand new teams will be accredited.

122- HEALTH: We released R$18 million for the Social Works of Irmã Dulce-Hospital Santo Antônio, Salvador-BA. One of the largest works in the North and Northeast region. There are about 1,000 beds, 100% SUS, more than 2,000 surgeries, 70% of children with zika and 2.2 million outpatient procedures year.

138- MEC announced the release of an additional R$ 43 million for 96 works in universities. The main works include the Health Complex of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), in Minas Gerais, the Integrated Nucleus of Research and Technological Innovation of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and the Institute of Basic Health Sciences of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

171- The Minister of Health has allocated 67 new ambulances to Ceará. The vehicles were delivered by the State Government to the mayors of municipalities. There are already 708 in all Brazil since the beginning of Bolsonaro management, with an investment of R$ 134 million.

178- The Ministry of Health , released R$ 2.8 million for two university hospitals in Salvador. The funds are part of the National Restructuring Program for Federal University Hospitals.

217- University Hospitals in 22 states and the Federal District receive R$ 79.5 million in resources from the Ministry of Health to improve care and restructure services. This year alone, R$ 238.6 million have already been transferred to 48 university hospitals throughout the country.

236- President Bolsonaro has allocated 67 new ambulances to Ceará through the Ministry of Health . The vehicles were handed over by the State Government to the mayors of municipalities. There are already 708 in all Brazil since the beginning of Bolsonaro’s management, with an investment of R$ 134 million.

New More Doctors

The main flagship in the area of health, the Médicos pelo Brasil (Doctors for Brazil) program creates a state career and projects the presence of 18,000 professionals in the poorest regions of the country, replacing the Cubans who have integrated the

brand of Petite management.

Basic attention

The government has launched programs for primary care, such as the one that modifies the parameters for the distribution of

This will direct more money to the cities that attend more patients and will extend the transfers to the municipalities that leave the health units open for longer. The government plans to expand the number of family health teams, since there are 50 million Brazilians still without coverage.