Flawed but fair: Brazil's health system reaches out to the poor

Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Apr;86(4):248-9. doi: 10.2471/blt.08.030408.


Despite its many problems, Brazil’s revamped public health system has brought quality health care to millions of poorer inhabitants who were previously denied even basic care. Claudia Jurberg reports on how primary health care is playing an essential role.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Humans
  • National Health Programs / standards
  • National Health Programs / trends*
  • Poverty Areas
  • Rural Health