Venezuela is now in the fifth year of an economic crisis that has caused the collapse of its health system
In view of the migration and economic crisis that plagues the country in Venezuela, the United States has tried to connect with the governments of Latin America to prevent spread of diseases such as diphtheria and measles, which are the bearers of the thousands of Venezuelans emigrating to other nations.
United States Health and Human, Alex Azar, said the attention It is a priority for sick migrants to prevent their spread of malaria as a result of the lack of vaccines in their country of origin.
"Diseases know no limits. Because we have had a complete collapse of the public health infrastructure in Venezuela and then migrants from Venezuela fly to neighboring countries, they carry their health problems with them," revealed the former CEO of the drug company Eli Lilly y Co .
"We work with our colleagues from the health department (…) because we want to make sure that these people are vaccinated, that they get the care they need, because of course we do not want measles to be endemic again in the Western Hemisphere. We do not want diphtheria to spread. "
Venezuela is now in the fifth year of an economic crisis that has caused the collapse of its health system, along with malnutrition, hyperinflation and emigration immigrants.
] The Venezuelan refugee crisis has led to health issues in neighboring countries like Brazil.
Between February and early August there were almost 300 cases of measles in the Brazilian border town of Roraima, which led to the government launching a national campaign to vaccinate 1