Article Text

Download PDFPDF
The ideal minister of health
  1. M L Barreto
  1. Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Rua Padre Feijó, 29, Salvador-Bahia, 40, 110-170 Brazil
  1. Correspondence to
 Dr M L Barreto;

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Should mainstream public health

After more than two decades of dictatorial government, Brazil began a new democratic era in 1985. The new constitution, elaborated and promulgated in 1988, stated that “health is an universal right and a State obligation guaranteed by social and economic policies aimed at reducing the risk of diseases and other ill-related events and by universal and egualitarian access to a health care system oriented towards health promotion, protection and recovery”, (Federal Constitution of Brazil, Article 196, 1988). Following this, Article 3 of Law 8080 enacted in 1990, stated that “ food, housing, sanitation, the environment, work, income, education, transportation, leisure and the access to …

View Full Text