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70 years of Human Rights and health: reflections of a brief retrospective

        In light of seven decades of the Human Rights Declaration, it’s worth taking a tour of the milestones that mark how this agenda has developed in the international arena, from its roots to today, around aspects that affect health. Historically, it can be said that global institutional mechanisms for the protection […]


The 2018 G20 Leaders’ Summit and its health agenda

Ten years after the first G20 Leaders’ Summit, the group had its first edition in a South American country, Argentina, this last weekend. The government representatives debated during two days some of the main international agendas, such as global health. From November 30th to December 1st, the city of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, hosted […]


ISAGS launches the Knowledge Platform for Health

It is the first digital source of its kind, containing information and data from all of South America. The South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS), launched today its Knowledge Platform for Health , a virtual space, in three languages, in which there are reports, books, studies, courses, journalistic material and specialist references, among […]


ISAGS welcomes five Associate Researchers

Launched in September this year, ISAGS’ Associate Researchers Program was created with the purpose of fostering knowledge exchange on collective health for South America and offer an opportunity for collaboration between independent researchers and ISAGS researchers around the research carried out by the Institute. With focus on continuously expanding and intensifying this exchange, we announce […]


Mercosur and Associated States negotiate a reduction of almost 70% in the purchase price of an essential medication

Since its creation,  Mercosur (Mercado Común del Sur, in Spanish) has among its main objectives “to promote a common space that generates commercial and investment opportunities through the competitive integration of national economies into the international market”. A result that shows that they achieved this goal is that the countries announced, on Friday, November 23, […]


Jaime Beilh: “Social determinants produce knowledge about relationships that expose the profound inequity that exists in health”

      On a visit to Brazil, the renowned Ecuadorian doctor and researcher participated in the Celebration Seminar for the 30 years of the SUS. Below, some of his reflections in a dialogue with Health to de South, the digital magazine of ISAGS. Rector of the Simón Bolívar Andean University, doctor received at the […]


ISAGS welcomes new Specialist in Social Determinants of Health

Starting november 2018, ISAGS welcomed Isabel Iturria Caamaño in the Specialist in Social Determinants of Health position. Born in Caracas, Isabel is a medical-surgeon graduated Magna Cum Laude at the Central University of Venezuela with a specialty in cardiology and internal medicine, as well as interventional cardiology. With a Bachelor in Public Health Management and Pharmacoepidemiology, Isabel […]


New edition of Dialogues of the South event was held with focus on Primary Health Care and interculturality

On November 8, 2018, ISAGS held another event in the Dialogues of the South series at its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. This debate brought together experts to discuss the importance of interculturality within the context of Primary Health Care (PHC), in the context of the Declaration of Astana, presented this past October. As a […]