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“More Doctors” program has 240 professionals working in Paraíba

April 23 2015

More than 240 medical professionals are now working in the north east state of Paraíba Brazil through the program “More Doctors” this year, according to the State Department of Health (SES). Of these doctors, 147 are Cuban, 92 are Brazilian and 9 are exchange students and can be non-Cuban foreign or overseas trained Brazilians.

The area of Paraíba that has the highest amount of “More Medical” professionals is the region of João Pessoa with 47 physicians working. Relying on the Provab, the region has 97 professionals within the Ministry of Health programs.

Region More Doctors           Provab Primary Care Practitioners             Total
Joao Pessoa 47 50 97
Guarabira 21 11 32
Campina Grande 46 44 90
Cuité 13 8 21
Monteiro 11 4 15
Pathos 12 2 14
Itaporanga 17 7 24
Catolé Rock 3 4 7
Cajazeiras 23 6 29
Sousa 11 2 13
Princess Isabel 12 1 13
Itabaiana 13 6 19
Dovecote 12 0 12
Mamanguape 7 6 13


Source: Ministry of Health

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