The Ministry of Health offers more than 21,500 places in the Doctors for Brazil program. They will be able to work in 5,233 Brazilian municipalities, which is approximately 94% of the country. The procedure was published in an additional edition of The official diary of the union This Friday (3). The goal is to strengthen the Unified Health System (SUS).
The program will gradually replace Brazil’s Mais Médicos project in primary health care (APS). Physicians selected for the program are offered training in family and community medicine, performance evaluation, employability through the CLT system, career advancement (to reduce turnover) and gratitude for working in remote, healthy Indigenous areas.
Health directors of eligible municipalities should join Doctors for Brazil, whose notice should be published on Monday (6). A notification of the physician selection process will also be published this month.
“The recommendation is that managers not miss the opportunity to achieve health and have qualified doctors to serve the citizen with dignity,” said the ministry’s primary care secretary, Rafael Camara. Primary Health Care (Adaps), responsible for operating the new programme.
The municipalities were selected taking into account their extreme vulnerability and the fact that many of them are in remote rural areas.
Physicians for Brazil was launched in 2019 with the aim of structuring the federal medical profession for places with difficult services and severe vulnerabilities. The estimated budget for implementation in the first year of operation is R$1.2 billion.
Check it out here List of municipalities eligible to participate in the Physicians for Brazil programme.
*With information from the Ministry of Health
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