Brazil’s 1988 Constitution was lauded for meeting progressive goals, awarding several social rights to minorities. However, in a country with major efficiency problems, it has proved impossible to fully meet these targets. That is particularly the case with public healthcare in Brazil. Although the country approved a law in 1999 to introduce generic drugs into the market, several high-cost medications are still inaccessible to many people. And that’s when the judicial system comes into the equation.
Ronaldo has worked with the Law and Poverty Group, at the University of Sao Paulo, and as a pro bono researcher in the PGLaw office. He also studied Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po Paris.