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Venezuela’s Health Minister Replaced After Controversial Report

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reported Friday to have replaced his health minister, just days after new data from the ministry surfaced, showing major increases in mosquito-borne diseases and infant deaths.

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Venezuela to Cooperate with UN in Importing Medicines

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez meets with representatives from UN agencies. (@vencancilleria)

Venezuela held meetings with top international agencies on Thursday with the aim of coordinating efforts to guarantee access to key imported medicines in the South American country. 

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Doctors Accuse Venezuelan Government of Ignoring Diphtheria Outbreak

The Venezuelan government says it's vaccinating thousands of people in Bolivar state against diphtheria. (pulzo.com)

A diphtheria outbreak may have already killed as many as 17 people in Venezuela, local doctors warned Thursday.

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Venezuela Kicks off Vaccination Campaign

A Venezuelan baby is vaccinated against one of 14 illnesses. (Photo: AVN)

Medical workers will carry out house to house visits in the poorest communities and indigenous areas with difficult access.

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New Program Unveiled to Combat Medicine Shortages in Venezuela

The new system is designed to guarantee medicines for those who need them (UltimasNoticias)

Venezuelan health minister, Henry Ventura, has announced a new program to improve consumer access to medicines through the coordinated participation of over 7,000 pharmacies nationwide.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Founds New University of Health Sciences

“It’s going to be a great university to train doctors, nurses and nutritionists, so that millions of youths come to be educa

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro signed a decree creating the Venezuelan University of Health Sciences yesterday in order to train thousands of students in different medical disciplines.

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Warnings of Medicine Shortages in Venezuela

Spokespersons from the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pha

Spokespersons for the pharmaceutical industry in Venezuela have warned that shortages of medicines exist in the country’s pharmacies, and hope that recent foreign currency allocations for imports will improve the situation.

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New Measures Launched to Protect Venezuelans' Constitutional Right to Health Care

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The people of Venezuela enjoy health care as a constitutional right. Yet given the political economy of the pharmaceutical industry, the distribution of medication necessary to secure that right has been inconsistent.

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Venezuela Launches Widespread Vaccine Campaign, Changes in Medical Sector

The Ministry of Health estimates over 3 million children under the age of six will have access to the vaccinations (AVN)

This week the Venezuelan government launched a vaccine campaign which is equipped and estimated to serve over 3 million children. The procedure is has been set in motion in accordance with the Pan American Health Organization’s “Vaccine in the Americas” initiative. 

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Venezuelan Government Hands Out 90 Ambulances to Communal Councils, Hospitals

The ambulances are equipped with the “latest technology”, according to the vice-president (AVN)

Yesterday the national government handed out ninety ambulances to a range of communal councils, Integral Diagnostic Centres (CDI) and hospitals.

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