Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world sharing its borders with every country South American Country except Chile and Ecuador. It covers nearly half of South America. It derives its language and culture from Portugal.
It’s landscape is highly varied largest forest Amazon in the north and dry grasslands (called pampas), rugged hills, pine forests with log coastal plains. The most heavily populated areas are in the south-central regions including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has experied rapid growth in 21st century because of which the country is facing huge political, social and environmental challenges.
Brazil economic growth has been positive in the 21st century with GDP rising from 1.63 percent from 2000 to 2007. Recent years have seen the instability in economic growth as it GDP shrunk by 3.8% in 2015, and it is expected to be shrink in 2016 as well. In South America, Brazil is the largest market in Medical Technology and Healthcare. One of the leading technologies is Medtech technology. The last few have witnessed rapiud market growth in public healthcare.
Brazil is renowned for contribution given by Sir Peter Brian Medawar in the field medical research (immunology. The pharmaceutical market has also grown very strongly in past five years with major focus in production and innovation. The president of Sindusfarma quoted that Brazil has seen steady growth of over the 10% in the past five years and sales are expected to rise annually by 12-15%”. Several list of pharmaceutical journals are publishes high number of article including Revista de Ciencias Farmaceuticas Basica journal. For pharmaceutical research and development, Universidade de São Paulo ranks number one in Brazil with several major universities located in Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. These include Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade de Brasília.