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Ministry of Health expands treatment options for Tuberculosis — Português (Brasil)

Tuberculosis is a serious public health problem that for centuries has remained among the infectious diseases that kill the most in the world. Together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health adhered to the goals of reducing the disease incidence rate by 90% and the number of deaths to 230 by 2035, …

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Ministry of Health launches Brazilian Clinical Research Network this Wednesday (28) — Português (Brasil)

The Brazilian Clinical Research Network (RBPClin) is an articulation and consultancy body aimed at strengthening clinical research in the country. The decree that officially creates this network was published in the Official Gazette this December and the launch ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday (28), at 10 am. This is a strategic action by the Ministry …

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Saúde announces BRL 15 million for research and development in medical devices — Português (Brasil)

The health supply chain is a strategic and essential part of the country’s social and economic development. With the objective of promoting the sector’s industry, the Ministry of Health signed partnerships with the Brazilian Company of Research and Industrial Innovation (Embrapii) and announced, this Tuesday (27), the allocation of R$ 15 million for the area …

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Secondhand smoke for children causes serious breathing problems — Português (Brasil)

By breathing in cigarette smoke, non-smokers are at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers, such as lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. When the person exposed to cigarette smoke is a child, the scenario is even more severe. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and …

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Oral Health expands access and takes prenatal care to 51% of pregnant women, points out a report by the Ministry of Health — Português (Brasil)

A preliminary balance of the actions of Brasil Sorridente, the National Policy for Oral Health (PNSB), indicated a jump from 19% (2020) to 51% (2022) in the access of pregnant women to dental care. According to management numbers, released at an event held by the Secretariat of Primary Health Care on Tuesday (13), from 2020 …

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2.8 million more bivalent Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Brazil — Português (Brasil)

Brazil closes the year with reinforcement in the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. This Sunday (25), the Ministry of Health received another 2.8 million doses of the bivalent vaccine BA.4/BA.5. With the order, the country already has more than 9.6 million Pfizer immunizers that protect against the original strain of the coronavirus and against these two …

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Cooperation Agreement in Health Economics signed with the University of York — Português (Brasil)

The Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of York, for the development of technical-scientific actions in the field of Health Economics. The agreement aims at cooperation through the development of applied research, analytical tools for analyzing health systems and training in key topics in the area. The document foresees the …

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Ministry of Health transfers financial incentive to Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia — CMIO(Brazil)

The Ministry of Health classified Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia as “Level A” in the QualiSUS Cardio Program. The plaque was delivered this Tuesday morning (20th), in São Paulo, when the health unit presented the management results. The institution also received a financial incentive of R$ 8.5 million from the Federal Government for the acquisition …

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Ministry of Health distributed more than 102 million Covid-19 tests — CMIO(Brazil)

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health adopted different strategies to face one of the biggest health crises in the world. The acquisition and distribution of tests for mapping the incidence of the virus in the country was one of them, thus, more than 102 million tests were made available by the Pasta for …

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Federal Government invested more than BRL 2 billion in increasing the remuneration of Community Health Agents and Combating Endemic Diseases

Community Health Agents (ACS) and Agents to Combat Endemic Diseases (ACE) are essential for the integration between Primary Care health services and the community. Therefore, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health, established that the appreciation of these professionals would be a priority. In June of this year, two ordinances made official the increase …

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