Panorama AP no Brasil – Perspectiva internacional
Brazil’s national health system – Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) – has been an outstanding success.
The vision of a system providing “health for all” emerged towards the end of the military dictatorship that started in 1964 and during the years of political opposition that was to a large extent framed in terms of access to health care. This struggle culminated in the 1988 constitution, which enshrined health as a citizens’ right and which requires the state to provide universal and equal access to health services.
Fonte: Bulletin of the World Health Organization | April 2008, 86 (4)