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Mosquito Borne Diseases Surge in Venezuela, Infant and Maternal Deaths Rise

(Muhammad Mahdi Karim / CC)

Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria surged last year in Venezuela while infant deaths have likewise increased, according to recently released government data.

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Community-Delivered Food, Clean Clinics, and Queue-Less Banks: A Glimpse into VA’s Week in Venezuela

A mural painted by Carlos Zerpa of the Guerrilla Communications Collective in Catia, a barrio in western Caracas, Venezuela. The

Three things that have happened to our writers this week that fly in the face of the corporate media's apocalyptic reporting on Venezuela.

 

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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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Are More Babies Dying in Venezuela?

Venezuelan hospitals find alternatives to cope with the shortages. (teleSUR)
In the second of his reports on the state of Venezuela's health service, teleSUR's Iain Bruce looks at the claims of carnage in the country's maternity hospitals.
 
 

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Venezuela's Hospitals: "Problems Are Opportunities"

A doctor attends a patient as part of the free Barrio Adentro health care service. (EFE)

The problems and contradictions in Venezuela's health system run deeper and are more complicated than the prevailing narrative of crisis and collapse, reports TeleSUR's Iain Bruce. 

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Venezuelan National Assembly Declares National Health Emergency

Medicine shortages have been affecting Venezuela since 2014 (VTV)

On Tuesday Venezuela’s opposition-controlled parliament declared a national emergency in healthcare due to “grave scarcity of medicines and medical supplies, and the deterioration of humanitarian infrastructure.”

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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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Venezuelan Health Ministry to Distribute 18 Million Free Condoms

Last year the Venezuelan government distributed more than 17 million male and female condoms to the population (Radiomundial)

The Venezuelan Health Ministry announced on Friday that the National Public Health System will distribute 18 million condoms for men and women free of charge over the course of 2015.

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Venezuela Expanding Music Program for Expecting Mothers

El Sistema, the country's classical music program, is reaching out to babies to lure them into the world of music and stay

Venezuela is using its renown classical music program to help fetal development among expecting mothers as part of a new hospital project, according to media reports on Tuesday.

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Venezuelan Government Announces Funds to Combat Mosquito Borne Diseases & Medical Shortages

Last week the government launched an intensified national strategy against the mosquito borne diseases, including fumigations an

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has announced investments of US $805 million to fight the dengue and chikungunya diseases, combat medical shortages, and improve the country’s healthcare sector.

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