Venezuela Government Should Take Immediate Steps To Address Country’s Health System Crisis

The Lancet: The collapse of the Venezuelan health system
Editorial Board

“…Venezuela’s health crisis is worse than anticipated. … Venezuela’s government has allowed the country’s infrastructure to crumble, with fatal consequences for ordinary Venezuelans. …[T]he Encuesta Nacional de Hospitales 2018 survey shows a shocking decline in health care performance and a failure of the system. Aware of this humanitarian crisis, as declared by the political opposition in 2017, worldwide humanitarian aid has been offered by multiple countries and the U.N. Yet Venezuela’s government has refused this humanitarian aid, denying the existence of a crisis. It is time to end the abuse of power by the Venezuelan government, and take immediate steps to address the heavy toll on the well-being of Venezuelans” (4/7).

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