Health system of Brazil: a hard way to overcome inequalities

 
PIIS0044748X0000586-3-1
DOI10.31857/S0044748X0000586-3
Publication type Article
Status Published
Authors
Occupation: Candidate of political sciences, associate professor at the chair of philosophy of education
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameLatin America
EditionIssue 9
Pages44-55
Abstract

The article is devoted to development of the health system in Brazil and itscurrent state in the context of social inequality overcoming. Evolution of the institute ofhealthcare, according to the authors, is one of the important factors that allow reducingthe level of inequality in modern society. The social history of Brazil is a clearconfirmation of this thesis. Special attention is paid to the current stage of healthdevelopment in Brazil, whose beginning is associated with the reforms of democraticgovernments after the dismantling of the military regime. The authors seek to show howthe creation of the National Health System (Sistema Unico de Saude, SUS) could affectthe problem of social inequality in Brazil.

Keywordssocial inequality, Sanitarista movement, health system of Brazil, reform of health system
Received01.10.2018
Publication date01.10.2018
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