DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/1807-3107bor-2020.vol34.0047
The need to strengthen Primary Health Care in Brazil in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:Coronavirus, COVID-19, Public Health
The emergence of severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its association with severe pneumonia and deaths has exposed gaps in the health systems of several countries worldwide. Although the necessary focus has been to care for hospitalized patients, the strengthening of Primary Health Care (PHC) actions is necessary. PHC is the gateway to the health system in several countries, including Brazil and it plays a role in preventing, protecting, promoting, and treating individuals and communities. Brazil, like other countries, has faced the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As Brazil has a universal and decentralized health system, in which PHC has been the model of health re-organizing the health system; here we reflected the importance of strengthening PHC in Brazil in the times of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Copyright (c) 2020 Carlos Dornels Freire de Souza, Vanessa Tavares de Gois-Santos, Divanise Suruagy Correia, Paulo Ricardo Martins-Filho, Victor Santana Santos
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