Brazil’s Dengue Outbreak Highlights Issues Within National Health Care System
Reuters: Brazil dengue outbreak exposes tough challenge for Rousseff
“An epidemic of dengue fever is fanning public anger over what Brazilians say is President Dilma Rousseff’s biggest challenge — the sad state of the national health care system. … Health Minister Arthur Chioro has blamed the outbreak in part on a severe drought in Brazil’s southeast, an area including Sao Paulo where dengue has been most prevalent. … However, many point their finger back at the government. Brazil promises universal health care in its constitution, but the system is underfunded and poorly managed, critics say…” (Winter, 5/12).
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