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Brazil’s Mais Médicos Programs Celebrates Two Years

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government’s Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) is completing two years this semester and despite the early criticism it received, the Rousseff Administration says the program is a huge success. According to data from the Ministry of Health, during these two years, 18,240 physicians have been hired to work in more than four thousand municipalities throughout Brazil.

The program is present in over 73 percent of all Brazilian municipalities and in 34 indigenous communities. Government data shows that during these two years more than 63 . . .

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