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• Read the interview of former Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, in the Revista Fórum magazine.

• Brazil has fewer doctors per capita than Argentina and Uruguay

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Funds for Health will grow more in the coming years with the allocation of 25% of the pre-salt royalties and 50% of the budget amendments going to the sector. It is estimated that the amount of Health funding will reach R$ 84 billion in 2014 and rise to R$ 147 billion in 2018. This is an increase of more than 75%.

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The recruitment of foreign doctors to work in first world countries is commonplace, especially those whose public health systems are points of reference. In England, 40% of the physicians are from other countries; Canada, 17%; in Australia, 22%. The United States has a private system in which 25% of the doctors are foreigners.

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Opponents could not imagine that the government's reaction to the end of the CPMF was exactly the opposite of what they expected: the Ministry of Health boosted funding for the area, expanding programs to improve primary care, investments in emergency departments and the distribution of medicine to prevent chronic disease.

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The 14,000 professionals hired through the More Doctors program through May 2014 came to strengthen the basis of primary health care in Brazil: the Family Health Strategy, bringing to over 34,000 the number of teams prepared for the daily monitoring of the health of populations on the peripheries of large and medium cities and in small municipalities in the backlands of the interior.

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