This panel explores the public healthcare system in Brazil, considering the impact of climate change and of political pressures on public health, as well as the intersectional roles of race and gender in both access to public health and in responses to Brazil’s Zika outbreak. The panel is part of the Lemann Dialogue symposium hosted by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies on November 16 and 17, 2017. The panel includes, Nísia Trinidade Lima, the President of Brazil’s national public health research and policy Institute, Fiocruz; Guilherme Franco Netto, the Institute’s Coordinator for Environment and Health; Anthropologist Kia Lilly Caldwell, author of Health Equity in Brazil (Illinois, 2017); and Sociologist Letícia Marteleto, who has published extensively on demography of gender, education and health.
View the full program of the Lemann Dialogue.
The Unified Health System 30 Years On: Challenges for a Contemporary Public Policy Agenda in Brazil
Nisia Trinidade Lima, President, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
The Anthropocene and the New Political Order in Brazil: Fiocruz’s Considerations on the Social and Environmental Determination of Health
Guilherme Franco Netto, Coordinator for Environment and Health, Fiocruz
Racial Health Equity in Brazil’s Affirmative Action Era
Kia Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Reproductive Consequences of the Zika Epidemic in Brazil
Letícia Marteleto, University of Texas at Austin
Moderator/Discussant: Jerry Dávila, Director, Lemann Institute