Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummarySaútil is a public website that allows Brazilians to find resources offered by the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS-The Brazilian public health insurance). The organization was founded by partners Fernando Fernandes and Edgard Morato.
Brazil has a population of over 190 milion people, 145 million of those do not have private health insurance. In Brazil, there is a universal public health system, but most of people are unaware of their rights and don't know how to access it. They also don't know that many resources available for free in the public health system or how to find them. People face huge out-of-pocket expenses, with the low income classes facing the biggest challenges.
Key program components
Sautil allows users to obtain free and current information on how and where to collect medications, where to find physicians, hospitals, ambulatory and emergency services, exams, and vaccinations, among others. The website content was created to advise the public on how to utilize and be better served by public healthcare services. All addresses, information and procedures are consolidated in one site, so the data is delivered efficiently. The website is in Beta mode, and currently covers primarily the city of São Paulo. The plan is to expand into other cities as early as possible.