Population: 161.8 million
Int Code: +55
There are over 100 medical schools in Brazil and since Brazil is not a common elective or work destination they are not all listed here. A full list can be obtained through the World Health Organization (WHO), on www.iime.org.. A number of charities and NGOs also do a considerable amount of work in Brazil. Action In International Medicine, 125 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QA Tel: 020 7405 3090 Fax: 020 7405 3093 has been particularly recommended for primary care work and arranges work with Fundacao Esperanca (see below).
Ministry of Health:
Esplanda dos Ministérios, Bloco G, 5° andar, Brasilla 70.058 Tel: +55 61
223 7340 Fax: 61 224 8747
SOME MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN BRAZIL:
Rio de Janeiro:
Some of the Larger Hospitals:
Felicio Roxo, 9530 Avenue do Contorno, Bairro Prado, Belo Horizonte,
Minas Gerais Tel +55 31 339 7244
Primary Care Work:
The clinic: Fundacao Esperanca (Hope Foundation) is a non-profit organization run largely by North Americans and is based in Santarem in the mid-Amazonian basin. It is a primary healthcare facility that runs clinics. Santarem is a short flight or a three-day boat trip down the Amazon from Belem.
Good Samaritan Clinic, Sao Paulo, Brazil: This is a 100 bed unit which overseas a number of projects on the edge of a slum in which 1,200 families live.
Instituto Matern Infantil de Pernambuco, Rua Dos Coelhos, 300 Boa Vista, CEP 50070–550, Recife, Brazil.
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