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Category Archives: medical treatment

Girl who waited 8 hours for surgery after being shot in head by stray bullet dies and is buried in Rio


Adrielly Vieira dos Santos Following up on our story from December 27th, Adrielly dos Santos Vieira, who was hit by a stray bullet and went several hours without care because the … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

After being shot in the head, girl in Rio waits 8 hours for surgery


Adrielly Vieira dos Santos For lack of a physician, girl who was shot in the head waited 8 hours for surgery on Christmas Rio de Janeiro – A shot in … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazilian government wants to combat racism in health services rendered to Afro-Brazilians through its national health care system


Minister of Health Alexandre Padilha (far right) and Minister of Racial Equality Luiza Bairros (3rd from left)  Government held an event in Brasília to define health policies for blacks The … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments