Data on Basic Sanitation in Brazil (Rubens Penha Cysne)

Date of the event: 06/17/2019 - 12:00

Professor Rubens Penha Cysne talks about one of the most important problems currently facing Brazil, the Basic Sanitation, which is responsible for the general loss of well-being and productivity resulting therefrom. First, there is the physical suffering of those who contract one of these diseases. Then, absenteeism at work and at school, with obvious negative consequences for productivity at work, income concentration (since the problem affects the poorest) and education. The direct costs of the health system and sick leave also increase. The expenses of SUS and INSS are rising. In addition, permanent concern about the risk of contamination reduces individual well-being and strongly affects the tourism industry. For a reading related to this point, click here