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WEBCAST | Healthcare in a Post-COVID-19 Brazil: Pathways for Public-Private Partnerships

Join the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute and the Institute for Health Policy Studies on May 27 to discuss better integration of the public and private healthcare systems in Brazil, during this pandemic and beyond.

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May. 27, 2020
10:00am – 11:00am
This event will be webcast live

WEBCAST | Healthcare in a Post-COVID-19 Brazil: Pathways for Public-Private Partnerships

As COVID-19 cases continue to expand across Brazil, officials are warning that the public health system is nearing a breaking point. Yet Brazil, which guarantees universal access to healthcare through its public system (SUS), is also home to the second largest private healthcare market in the world. The two systems essentially operate in parallel, and have often competed against each other. In recent weeks, however, the COVID-19 crisis has shown that public-private collaboration is possible, and brings real benefits—not only in the immediate context, where collaboration means more hospital beds, doctors, and equipment made available where Brazil needs them most; but also in the longer run, where public-private partnership can help drive innovation and improve efficiency.

Join the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS- Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde) on Wednesday, May 27 from 10:00am - 11:00am ET for a discussion of what better integration of the public and private healthcare systems could mean for Brazil, during this pandemic and beyond.

Speakers

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Leandro Fonseca

Former President and Director of Brazil’s National Agency of Supplemental Health (ANS)
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Ana Maria Malik

Coordinator of FGVsaúde; Editorial Board Member, Einstein Magazine; Professor at FGV EAESP.
Joel Velasco

Joel Velasco

Advisory Council Member;
Senior Vice President, International Relations & Head of Latin America at UnitedHealth Group
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Maureen Lewis

Co-founder and CEO of Aceso Global

Moderators

Anna (Anya) Prusa

Anya Prusa

Senior Associate, Brazil Institute
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Miguel Lago

Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more