The Lancet publishes special section on health and inequities in Brazil
9 May, 2011 – The Lancet has published a series of analytical papers and comment pieces looking at efforts to reduce health inequities in Brazil. According to the journal, Brazil has made significant improvements in maternal and child health, emergency care, and in reducing the burden of infectious diseases. However, the country continues to have a burden of injury mortality that is different from other countries due to the large number of murders. The six analytical papers focus on the Brazilian health system, maternal and child health, infectious disease control, noncommunicable diseases, violence and injuries, and health-policy innovations.