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IDS Bulletin 38.6

Origins of Successful Health Sector Reform: Public Health Professionals and Institutional Opportunities in Brazil

Published on 1 December 2007

This article examines the origins of the Brazilian health sector reforms that have led to universal and free access to integrated healthcare, provided in a decentralised manner.

For many experts in the field of health sector reform, the Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde, SUS) that emerged in the late-1980s and 1990s is a success story. Understanding the origins of this success is the goal of this article.

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Dowbor, M. (2007) Origins of Successful Health Sector Reform: Public Health Professionals and Institutional Opportunities in Brazil. IDS Bulletin 38(6): 73-80

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Monika Dowbor

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authors
Dowbor, Monika
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 38, issue 6
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2007.tb00421.x
language
English

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