Brazil public health care
You need to be aware that there are a number of health issues
and serious health risks in Brasil, for which you will need to take
precautions prior to your Brazil travel northeast. This means that
you will need to protect yourself on several important levels.
A variety of tropical diseases and illnesses can be contracted
in Brasil, including cholera. Owing to the high prevalence of
yellow fever, dengue fever and malaria in urban areas and the
Amazon regions respectively, you must ensure you check with your
doctor with a view to getting the appropriate advice, anti-
malaria medication and vaccinations before you travel to Brazil.
It wasn't so long ago that Brazil issued
travel health warnings, advising tourists to get vaccinated
against yellow fever, due to the high incidence of people
Brazil public health care
Although there is government funded public health care in Brazil,
under the Sistema Unico de Saude (SUS) programme which anyone can
access at (SUS) designated hospitals, medical care in these
hospitals are less than adequate.
With no prior GP referrals needed to get treatment and with (SUS)
hospital programms being very poorly funded, extremely heavy demands
on the Brazil public health care sector, make this avenue of
medical treatment extremely over-crowded and near enough
inaccessible should you be in need of treatment.
There is also a government funded ambulance service - Servico
de Assistencia Medica Urgente (SAMU), however, because under
Brazilian law only doctors or physicians are allowed to carry out
advance life support, there are no paramedics service to provide
more involved life support procedures.
In addition to the Brazil public health care system, there is
an extensive network of good, private medical and dental
health care provision and for people who hold health insurance.
There is also private cosmetic surgery, which
is a major industry in Brazil.
In some instances, you will find that both public and private
health care facilities are within the same hospital building.
The private health care sector is also supported by
a private ambulance service.
Unless you take out travel health insurance prior to your Brazil
travel northeast, in the event you should you need medical
treatment, you could find that private healthcare costs can soon
spiral out of control depending on the nature of treatment
required. This can prove especially costly if you are used to state-subsidised healthcare in your own country.
This is all the more reason why you should ensure you have
adequate insurance health cover
for medical treatment and emergencies, prior to your travel to
Brazil and not merely rely on Brazil health care. Although
private Brazil health care costs can be high, drugs on the other
hand are relatively inexpensive.
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Brazil health and private health care
Health care in Brazil is generally of a good
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of what you can expect from private health care in Brazil
Guide to holiday dental health before your Brazil
travel northeast plus how to get quality dentist care if you are
in need of an emergency dentist or dentist surgery abroad
Brazil plastic surgery
A guide to cosmetic surgery in Brazil
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before getting Brazilian plastic surgery, on your Brazil travel
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