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Telehealth: Potential and threat

Isabel Ituria Caamaño Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the use of networks arising from the technological possibilities of the Internet and the web represent a new field of possibilities and challenges in health for the planet: a new field of possibilities for democratization, participation and solidarity, and for individual and collective health, but also […]


HIV-AIDS in the elderly: the invisible vulnerable

Since its emergence more than three decades ago, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) appeared loaded with stigmas in relation to people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Initially, it was associated with certain social groups such as homosexual men, users of injectable drugs and sex workers. Over time it has spread globally, reaching […]


Climate change, access to medicines, migration and Universal Health Coverage will be part of the agenda of the next World Health Assembly

Aline Abreu, Coordinator of International Relations and Cooperation The 72nd meeting of the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 20 to 28, will be an opportunity to discuss the main issues in global health in accordance with the pre-established agenda by the Executive […]


The institutional structure of the promotion of Rational Use of Medicines in Brazil

National Committee for the Promotion of the Rational Use of Medicines Ministry of Health of Brazil daf.comiteurm@saude.gov.br In the context of Brazil, the rational use of medicines is among the objectives and guidelines of the National Medicines Policy and the National Policy of Pharmaceutical Assistance. This theme has been gaining expression over the last few […]


Gender and Power: necessary reflections from the perspective of health

This issue of Diálogos del Sur discussed the progress and setbacks of Maria da Penha Law, medical power over the bodies of women and children, structural violence against black women, trans and intersex people, and women’s participation in institutional frameworks of political power. With the participation of very special guests, ISAGS opened the doors to […]


Gabriela Montaño, Minister of Health of Bolivia: “The role of integration spaces is to support national initiatives, such as that of our “SUS”, framed in regional objectives, such as universal health”

By Carina Vance, Ejecutive Director of ISAGS On April 17th, but of 2007, in the framework of the First South American Energy Summit held in Isla de Margarita, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, it was decided that the integration initiative called the South American Community of Nations (CSN) would be called Union of South American Nations […]