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Video: Brazil - cuts and privatisation damaging health and other public services

01 June, 2015

Juneia Batista, FETAM-SP, Brazil

In this video, Juneia Batista, WOC Chair, talks about the situation in her home country, Brazil. She says that 2015 has started poorly, with the government introducing new measures to allow foreign capital into the Brazilian health system.

The government introduced a new form of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) allowing private hospitals to manage existing public hospitals, using public funds. However, the situation did not improve for workers nor for patients.  The government has recently announced new cuts that will affect services in health, education and housing. The government needs to urgently reform the tax system, says Juneia. The rich are getting richer while the workers continue to suffer from the financial crisis of 2008.

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