Collaborating Institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro has a population of 6 million people, and the highest incidence of TB in Brazil (74/100,000). However, within the lowest-income areas the incidence rate can be as high as 400/100,000. The city is sub-divided into ten major administrative areas, each of which is sub-divided into administrative regions. Each of these has at least one municipal primary care health clinic at which TB patients receive free medical assistance and treatment.
The three centers and their related clinics and hospitals are located in the eastern part of the city within 10 km of each other, and near major expressways.