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Brazilian government opens registrations for health program

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Brasilia, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will open registrations for the "More Health for Brazil" program, formerly known as "More Doctors", with 5,970 vacancies in all regions of the country.

The service is expected to reach 1,994 municipalities and the medical personnel will begin working by the end of June.

The social program was relaunched by Lula to guarantee medical attention to the inhabitants of the outskirts, the cities in the hinterlands and vulnerable communities, such as indigenous people and Afro-Brazilians.

According to the website of the Workers’ Party, the current Executive reformulated the More Doctors program, instituted in 2013 by the Government of Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016), to make it more attractive and to increase the length of stay of medical personnel, especially in the most sensitive and difficult areas to access that, historically, suffer from a lack of doctors.

One of the novelties of the project is the opportunity in specializing in Family and Community Medicine, as well as a master’s degree in Family Health.

The registrations open this Friday and will continue until May 31st, with priority for national professionals trained in the country, in addition to doctors trained and graduated in Brazil, those trained abroad, including foreigners may also participate.

The Government intends to fill 15,000 vacancies in all regions with more than 28,000 doctors, benefiting 96 million Brazilians and guaranteeing primary care provided by the Unified Health System.

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