Venezuela’s health care crisis now poses a global threat

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2020-03-26
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Foreign Policy
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Government actions that have contributed to Venezuela’s collapsing health care system not only violate Venezuelans’ right to health, but they are now a threat to global health. In the context of collapsing infrastructure, mass migration, and a government in denial about the humanitarian emergency, a coronavirus outbreak in Venezuela would be a disaster. It is imperative for the global community to prepare for this. Doing so requires governments, including the United States, to channel sufficient humanitarian aid through the United Nations.

Citation: 
Page K, Broner T. Venezuela’s health care crisis now poses a global threat. Foreign Policy. 2020 Mar 12. 23(3):e25481. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25481. PMID: 32202066.