Brazil Makes Big Improvements in health and equity

This week’s Lancet: Brazil shows the way to improved population health and equity. Key points:

·       … with an economic growth rate of 7.5% last year and a newly discovered oil field off its coast, Brazil is a country in demand as a political and economic partner.


Evaluation of the schistosomiasis surveillance system - Alagoas State, Brazil, from 2004 to 2008.

Abstract Text: Introduction: Schistosoma mansoni (SM) is endemic in Brazil and Alagoas state has the largest transmission area, 70% of its territory. An assessment was conducted to evaluate the SM surveillance system in Alagoas during 2004 to 2008.

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Author Information: Authors: Gilmara L. Nascimento1, M. Menezes2, W. Araujo1, J. L?cia3, 1. Brazilian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EPISUS), Center for Strategic Information and Response in Health Surveillance (CIEVS), Department of Epidemiolog

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