Recent moves in the public security agenda could be leading the country into democratic chaos in 2022.

The fact that Brazil represents today the biggest sanitary threat to the entire international community due to the evident mismanagement of the COVID-19 epidemic within its own borders overshadows other nefarious facts and trends of the current Jair Bolsonaro administration. On top of persistent economic recession and unemployment, increasing political…

What the country’s positive track record in this public health field could mean for the success of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Vaccines have been around since the late 18th century and, throughout time, the efficacy of this public health tool was scientifically certified for preventing a variety of infectious diseases, for generating collective immunity in entire societies, for reducing child mortality rates globally, and thus, for enabling unprecedented longevity to humankind…

Why Brazil’s Minister of the Economy intends to extinguish one-fourth of the country’s municipalities

Brazil is currently divided into 26 states plus a Federal District, Brasília, the capital. In its turn, these states are divided into a total of 5,570 municipalities, which require adequate infrastructure, a permanent influx of public resources, and a set of local civil servants to function according to any city’s…

As this nationwide public program reaches 30 years of existence, this is a brief mapping of its strengths, weaknesses, and challenges ahead

Brazil’s health expenditure composition is somewhat unique in the world. It is formed by: 1) 43% of government-run, compulsory, publicly funded arrangements, on which around 75% of the…

Countries’ varying health expenditure arrangements look more like a colorful mosaic

Any system is “complex” by definition. Otherwise it wouldn’t be considered a system in the first place. For historical, cultural, civilizational, political, social e economic reasons, countries’ health systems around the world can differ from one another depending on…

A correlação entre exposição midiática e fama alavancada e a propulsão de carreiras de celebridades na política eleitoral brasileira

Eleições democráticas diretas previstas em constituições republicanas nada mais são do que competições para aferição do nível de popularidade dos candidatos envolvidos no pleito que se propõem a competir pelos votos…

Gregorio de Matos

Internationalist and Global Public Health professional holding a Master’s degree in Public Policy. Brazilian / Portuguese.

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