Comment: “Poverty, precarious work, and the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from Bolivia”, The Lancet Global Health

Hummel C, Knaul FM, Touchton M., et al.

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America with a gross domestic product of around US$3500 per capita, health spending of approximately $220 per capita, a labour market dominated by informal work, and a weak health system. However, in the response to COVID-19, Bolivia has fared better than other health systems in the region and provides insight with regard to the implementation of subnational non-pharmaceutical interventions and supporting workers without social protection.

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