This report provides an overview of last year’s developments in the health sector and an outlook for 2023. Both public and supplementary health played a major role in 2022, driven by the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This experience strengthened the resilience of the Brazilian health system, but at the same time, highlighted budgetary, management, and coordination challenges.

In 2023, both the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Parliament are comprised of many professionals with medical and technical backgrounds. Within the MoH, these professionals are expected to strengthen the discussion and public policies on the Unified Health System (SUS) and access to medicines, and revisit other obsolete public health policy. The Parliament, with a mixed profile of health professionals, can advance discussions on public health rights, but also be more open to the health industry. Budgetary restrictions for both branches, however, may present challenges to incorporating new technologies policies.

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