This year sees both presidential and state elections in Brazil. The country's SUS (its national health system) is a beloved institution, established in the constitution that freed the country from military dictatorship. Right at the heart of the nation's political debate is what Brazil should do about a chronic and growing shortage of doctors -- … [Read more...] about Brazil’s shortage of doctors becomes a hot political topic
Middle-income countries outside Africa are paying four times as much, on average, for HIV drugs as middle-income countries in Africa, according to a study from the University of Liverpool, reported by NAM's aidsmap site. You might have missed Dr Andrew Hill's presentation at the International AIDS Society meeting in Kuala Lumpur but it's worth … [Read more...] about Researchers miss the point on drug price mess in middle income countries
Brazil's newspapers are back to business as usual this morning. See for example, the front page of the Folha de S.Paulo. If you're looking on Monday the 1st, it's back to football and the political fallout of the last fortnight of demonstrations, not the unrest itself. A Brazilian colleague tells me that the nascent movement will face a big … [Read more...] about Brazil: was it Occupy or something longer lasting?