Brazil disburses US$10m for renal replacement boost
This article was originally published in Clinica
Brazil is spending an additional R$16.5m (US$10.5m) on improving access to renal replacement services in 19 states. Some 70,000 patients under the care of the public health service,Sistema �nico de Saúde (SUS), will benefit, claims the federal government. The 19 states are: Alagoas, Bahia, Cear�, Goi�s, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais (which will receive the largest share: R$4.36m), Mato Grosso do Sul, Par�, Paran�, Pernambuco (R$1.35bn), Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul (R$1.3bn), Rondônia, Santa Catarina, São Paulo (R$2.1bn) and Sergipe. Under a similar initiative in 2010, haemodialysis was the leading beneficiary of a R$200m one-off investment, which resulted in a 7.5% increase in renal replacement procedures, according to the health ministry.