Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba.
The country of Brazil occupies roughly half of South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil covers a total area of 8,514,215 km2 (3,287,357 sq mi) which includes 8,456,510 km2 (3,265,080 sq mi) of land and 55,455 km2(21,411 sq mi) of water. The highest point in Brazil is Pico da Neblina at 2,994 m (9,823 ft). Brazil is bordered by the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and France(overseas department of France, French Guiana). Much of the climate is tropical, with the south being relatively temperate.
Brazil's economy is the world's ninth-largest by nominal GDP and seventh-largest by GDP (PPP) as of 2015. A member of the BRICS group, Brazil until 2010 had one of the world's fastest growing major economies, with its economic reforms giving the country new international recognition and influence. Brazil's national development bankplays an important role for the country's economic growth. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, theG20, BRICS, Unasul, Mercosul, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States, CPLP and the Latin Union.
In Brazil, the Medical Industry especially in the field of Hematology has huge growth potential although it is still currently dependent on imports. The Brazilian government has created several financing programs in order to overcome internal obstacles. In 2010, the Word Health Organization, WHO, published a study of the world’s largest producers of medical devices. Numerous medical journals are published from Brazil with good reputation. Several leading Institution in the country including Universidade de Sao Paulo, UNICAMP, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho etc. Various articles have been published in the field of Hematology from Brazil.