Venezuela: health sector is in abysmal state, shortages of cancer drugs

Posted on August 17, 2015 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Venezuela reported that reports of shortages of cancer medicines in Venezuela are worrisome, a doctor representing the World Health Organization’s Americas arm in the scarcity-hit country said in a rare interview this week.

Currency controls that crimp imports and a decline in local production have led to shortages of contraceptives, surgical equipment and medicine in the oil-producing country. Read Article

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