The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of community health worker (CHW) training on recognition and satisfaction regarding the performance of CHWs among members of the community in Amazonas, Brazil, which is a resource-poor area underserved with regard to medical health care accessibility.
The authors’ objective was to evaluate the Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program; PMM) in Brazil by estimating the proportional increase in the number of doctors in participating municipalities and the program costs, stratified by cost component and funding source.
This paper evaluates the Programa Mais Medicos (More Doctors Program) in Brazil, estimating the increase in the number of doctors.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reached Latin America later than other continents. The first case recorded in Brazil was on Feb 25, 2020. But now, Brazil has the most cases and deaths in Latin America (105 222 cases and 7288 deaths as of May 4), and these are probably substantial underestimates.
The indigenous peoples of Brazil have long suffered from deforestation, forest fires, poisoned rivers and invasion of their lands. Now they are in danger of being wiped out by Covid-19, unless urgent measures are taken to protect them. Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has worked in the Amazon for the past decade, and Lélia Wanick Salgado, who designs her books and exhibitions, are calling for immediate action to protect this fragile population from the risk of coronavirus carried by invaders from their lands. The appeal below is addressed to the three branches of the Brazilian State. Sebastião and Lélia ask you to sign and share.