In comparison with other countries, Brazil's situation appears more critical. In 2022, there were three times more overweight children in Brazil than the global average.
Cases have been on the rise year on year. The number of amputations in 2022 (10,168) was 3.9% higher than in 2021 (9,781)—a daily average of 27.85 surgeries a day in public health care facilities last year.
According to the World Organization for Animal Health protocol, as there have been no cases in commercial birds, Brazil maintains its status as an H5N1-free country.
Transplant centers that have been operating under the SUS for over two consecutive and uninterrupted years will have access to funding based on the type of transplant.
The average cost of hospitalization due to firearm-related injuries is 59 percent higher than hospitalizations resulting from other forms of violence.