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Why Brazil pays up to 1,400 BRL for a medicine that costs 34 BRL

Why Brazil pays up to 1,400 BRL for a medicine that costs 34 BRL

“I would certainly pay for my cure, but I don’t have 364,000 BRL (US$ 87,500),” says biologist Fabiana Sobral, 41, who has been waiting at SUS (Public Health System) for medications against hepatitis C for three months. Like the biologist, about...

3 children die in 11 days in the Xingu during indigenous healthcare void

There were no doctors on the morning of April 2 to see Milena Kaiabi, who was born in the Paranaíta village, in the Xingu Indigenous Park, north of Mato Grosso. The 4 days old newborn was crying, feverish and unwilling to breastfeed, but the nurse that visited the...