Is there a Brazilian solution for every African problem? Brazilian Health Cooperation in Angola (2006-2015)


  • Paulo Esteves Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Monas Gerais
  • João Moura Fonseca Banco Mundial - Moçambique
  • Geovana Zoccal Gomes Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro



South-South Cooperation, Brazil, Angola, Public Health


The international system in general, and the international cooperation for development specifically, have been through important changes in the last decades. The emergence of South-South Cooperation (SSC) has become a trending topic among academics, practitioners and policy-makers. The assumption that the common problems and shared experiences of countries in the global South would make SSC more legitimate and perhaps more effective is frequently mentioned, as a former Brazilian minister of foreign affairs once said, “for every African problem there is a Brazilian solution”. This paper challenges this assertion synthesizing key findings, contextual information and analysis required for understanding Brazil’s engagement in Angola, within the sector of public health, from 2006 to 2015.


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Esteves, P., Fonseca, J. M., & Gomes, G. Z. (2016). Is there a Brazilian solution for every African problem? Brazilian Health Cooperation in Angola (2006-2015). Carta Internacional, 11(2), 152–176.