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Itaipu's contribution towards improving the quality of public health services on the border goes beyond the construction of Hospitals Ministro Costa Cavalcanti in Foz de Iguaçu and Area 2 in Ciudad del Este.

Via the Health on the Border program, the company also helps increase the number of hospital beds in the area and promotes vaccination and disease control campaigns.

Developed in collaboration with the Brazilian and Paraguayan Ministries of Health, city administrations and the Alto Paraná and Canindeyú sanitary areas, the program operates in 28 Brazilian cities and 31 in Paraguay, an area totaling 1.5 million people.

Itaipu's priority is to enlarge and purchase equipment for Hospitals Ministro Costa Cavalcanti and Area 2.

In Foz do Iguaçu, besides the increase in bed numbers, the offer of high complexity services like oncology and heart surgery has also grown. In Ciudad del Este, mother and child related specialties have been given more emphasis.

In the area of preventive medicine, Itaipu supports binational anti-rabies vaccination campaigns and child multi-vaccination efforts in Paraguay, besides the Binational Campaign against Dengue.

The Health on the Border program has its own budget. Funding and the technical and political bases are defined by the Itaipu Health Work Group made up of Brazilian and Paraguayan representatives from various governmental spheres related to public health.

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