The difficulty of Brazil in being able to replace Cuban doctors was an international highlight in a story published in The New York Times on June 11. The American newspaper estimated the number of Brazilians affected by the absence of professionals at 28 million. In the report, the Pan American Health Organization also cites the death risk of 37,000 children by 2030.

The study that aims at infant mortality is in collaboration with the Institute of Collective Health of UFBA and will be published soon by the Pan American Journal of Public Health / Pan American Journal of Public Health.

Through the preparation of several scenarios, the research shows the impact of fiscal austerity measures for the Mais Médicos Program, with severe consequences for children under 5 years of age.

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