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The Minister of Health says it is necessary to discuss funding for SUS

The Minister of Health says it is necessary to discuss funding for SUS

On Friday (March 17, 2023), in Rio de Janeiro, the Minister of Health, Nicia Trindade, said it was necessary to discuss the financing of the SUS (Unified Health System). For her, this issue is important to ensure the realization of the right to health of all residents.

“Private sector spending per capita is 4 times higher than public spending per capita in SUS. This fact becomes more acute with the lessons learned from the pandemic, where the role of the system has been addressed very positively”Announced during an event at FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas).

“We have a comprehensive health system with a financing problem and the challenges of facing the demographic and epidemiological transition”said Necia.

It is also important to have continued investments in science, technology and innovation in health, the minister said.

“All over the world, there has been a lot of talk about vaccines [contra a covid-19] Developed in record time. In fact, if there were no previous investments [não haveria essas vacinas]. Oxford University Case [que produziu a vacina com o laboratório AstraZeneca] It was the result of 10 years of continuous investment in vaccine development.”announced.

For Necia, it is imperative that scientists change the way they communicate with people, in order to reduce the mistrust of parts of the population regarding science.

“There is a need to change the very way we communicate with science. Science is not a matter of opinion. It is a matter of building on the basis of evidence and consensus among peers.” [cientistas]. This is central to the relationship between health and democracy. We rely on scientific evidence but need collective building.”said the minister.

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with information from Brazil agency.