In less than a month, Human Rights Watch and The Lancet present two publications that show the deep health and food crisis in Venezuela.
Some statistics gleaned from a recently published article from publications::
Between 2017 and 2019 some 5000 dialysis patients died for lack of supplies. From 2008 to 2015 there was only one case of measles in Venezuela. Since June 2017 6400 confirmed cases (76 fatal) were reported.
There was not a single case of diphtheria between 2006 and 2015. But since July 2016 there were more than 2500 (270 fatal) cases reported.
Malaria is on the increase. There were less than 36,000 cases in 2009. From 2016 to 2017 incidence increased 69% with 414,527 cases in 2017 alone.
Tuberculosis is also increasing, from 6000 in 2014 to 7800 in 2016. There were more than 13,000 in 2017, the greatest in 40 years. Multidrug resistant cases have doubled.
HIV patients have to live without any treatment at all.
Between 2015 and 2016 maternal mortality increased 65% and infant mortality 30%, to levels not seen since the 1990s. The marked increase began in 2009.
Under nutrition increased from less than 5% between 2008 to 2013 to 12% between 2015 and 2017. Two thirds of Venezuelans lost an average of 25 pounds in 2017. Infant mortality due to under nutrition has skyrocketed.