Brazil: Government’s failed COVID-19 response drives humanitarian catastrophe

MSF supports Emergency Care Units (known locally as UPAs) in Porto Velho, Rondônia State’s capital. Due to the oversaturated health system as a result of COVID-19, the UPAs, which usually only manage the stabilization of patients before they are transferred to higher level facilities, are having to take in more people with complex cases than they were designed to handle.
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