The Minister of People’s Power for Health, Francisco Armada, said on Friday that the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) discussed Mission Miracle, a Venezuelan social program that grants free eye care, in order to make this health care strategy regional.
By Various / Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 16th 2013
Late President Hugo Chavez argued that Venezuela’s community doctors must be “doctors of socialism”; committed to free public healthcare and community service. These interviews with recently graduated community doctors from Venezuela, Colombia and Bolivia give a firsthand insight into the new kind of doctor Venezuela is creating for itself and the wider world.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 14th 2013
How should the healthcare needs of a society be met? Conspicuously absent from international media coverage and under fire from conservative critics at home, Venezuela is developing a public healthcare system distinct from both U.S. market-driven and European welfare-state models. Perhaps nothing makes this system more unique than the kind of doctors being trained to run it.