Venezuela’s health care crisis now poses a global threat

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Foreign Policy

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.

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.