The largest public policy on entry to well being, a milestone in Brazil’s democratic historical past, turns 32 this Monday (19). The Unified Health System (SUS) will not be solely a way to entry free well being care, however one of many largest social inclusion insurance policies on this planet, which is the legacy of all Brazilians. Ensuring common entry to well being means making certain the correct to dignity, citizenship, assist, care and life.
These elementary and non-negotiable rights are inherent within the position of SUS. Regulated two years after the creation of the Federal Constitution, which created a common and equal proper to free well being look after all, Brazil’s public system is more and more strengthening, reforming, increasing and strengthening its bonds of belief with Brazilians. has been
During the best problem within the historical past of world public well being, within the final two years, we’ve realized that investing in SUS, designing and evaluating well being professionals will all the time be worthwhile. The Covid-19 pandemic leaves us with a number of legacies, from strengthening surveillance of the epidemic to know-how switch for nationwide manufacturing of vaccines. But, maybe, the primary one is the relevance that SUS has gained within the lives of all Brazilians, a supply of satisfaction even for individuals who don’t use public companies.
From 48 thousand fundamental well being items to avenue clinics throughout the nation. From greater than 264,000 neighborhood employees, the eyes and ears of SUS in Brazilians’ houses, to nurses and docs on the entrance strains. From Samu Timothy to Family Health Teams. From surgical procedures of all specialties to the world’s largest public transplant system. From riverside well being items to internationally famend hospitals. From capitals to municipalities in essentially the most distant areas. From 40,000 vaccination rooms to professionals who vaccinate by boat to the indigenous inhabitants in villages. SUS is the muse to make sure that all these actions are doable even within the face of continental nation challenges.
We have realized from the previous and skilled the energy of SUS and we should all the time be sure that the basic and sacred teachings of the Constitution are fulfilled with out fail. Ensuring that each one Brazilians obtain sufficient and well timed therapy. Reduction in mortality from preventable or uncared for ailments. Prevent mortality from cardiovascular ailments and early prognosis of most cancers. Expand vaccination methods. Provide high quality working circumstances for docs working in additional distant areas. Focus on prevention methods to stop worsening of ailments. Invest in funds that assure and promote the standard of public well being companies in order that the variety of procedures carried out will not be the only real information for useful resource allocation.
The future additionally requires innovation, effectivity and effectiveness, funding in analysis and science. Extending digital well being gives simpler and quicker entry to specialist docs, who can seek the advice of, monitor and care for his or her sufferers remotely, with the identical high quality and look as a face-to-face session. Technology crosses borders and permits the usage of main applied sciences by way of telemedicine, along with quicker and extra correct diagnoses.
The improvement of Brazil’s industrial capability to broaden the nationwide manufacturing of medicines, know-how and tools is to broaden the provision of those inputs to the Unified Health System, enabling competitors within the sector, the bottom price and, consequently, effectivity in the usage of public sources. . Efficiency and effectiveness are important for SUS to assist the prices of innovation and guarantee entry for all. Sophisticated, technological, fashionable and precision medication can’t be the privilege of some.
To defend a unified well being system is to defend our previous, our current, and particularly our future as a free and simply society. Defending SUS is defending Brazil. Where there’s Brazil, there’s SUS!
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