March, 2019

27/03 (das 16h30 às 18h00)

March, 2019

Diálogos del Sur: Judicialization of Medicines in South American Countries

On the occasion of the Judicialization of Medicines in South American Countries study launch, made in partnership with University of São Paulo (USP), ISAGS invites all to debate on the role of the Judicialization of Medicines. In other words, individual litigation measures aiming the public and free of charge access to medicines originally not avaluble to the population by the nation states concerned.
Health understood as a fundamental right is, par excellence, the great guideline of Unasur and of South American governments. In turn, the efforts around public and equitable health are based on collective agreements and historical global debates. Meanwhile, the number of litigation cases regarding an individual demand of access to medicines that are outside the official South American countries health systems lists is expressive and challenges us to understand what is really going on.
Is the judicialization of medicines a mechanism that helps to ensure the universal right to health or acts in a way to relativize the concept of the right to health and harms the public management in health?
What are the medicines that governments must ensure to the population? Which economic interests benefit from the entrance of new medicines on the general list of medicines available to the population by the nation states based solely on individual demands?

Event schedule:

Welcome and presentation of study results with Angela Acosta, Specialist of Medicines and Health Technologies of ISAGS

Debaters are

Dr. Carlos Durán Salinas, Deputy Minister of Governance and Health Surveillance of Ecuador

Fernando Aith, Professor of the University of São Paulo and Director of the Institute of Health Law

Carina Vance, Executive Director of ISAGS

Closing words of Angela Acosta, Specialist of Medicines and Health Technologies ISAGS


January, 2019

31/01 às 16h30

Diálogos del Sur: Participación Social en Salud


Jueves 31 de enero de 2019 16h30

A propósito de la presentación del estudio Mecanismos de Participación Social en Salud en Suramérica, el ISAGS abre un espacio para el diálogo reflexivo en torno a avances y desafíos de la participación en salud en la región. La ruta de la participación como tránsito del poder sobre los otros al poder con nosotros en salud.
Nos acompañan en este Diálogo:

Francisco Armada Pérez
Médico cirujano con maestría en Salud Pública y doctor en Políticas y Administración de Salud, Investigador Asociado ISAGS, fue Ministro del Poder Popular para la Salud de Venezuela en dos ocasiones y Oficial Técnico de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Presentación del estudio ISAGS:

Isabel Iturria Caamaño
Médica con especialidad en Cardiología, diplomado en Gestión en salud Pública y Farmacoepidemiología, Doctorado en Ciencias Gerenciales. Especialista en determinación Social de la Salud ISAGS, Presidenta del Hospital Cardiológico Infantil Latinoamericano. Fue viceministra y ministra del Poder Popular para la Salud de Venezuela

José León Uzcátegui
Médico Psiquiatra. Profesor de la Universidad de Carabobo. Doctor en Ciencias Sociales. Miembro del Equipo Coordinador de la Red Latinoamericana de Organizaciones y Movimientos Sociales por el Derecho a la Salud (RED LOMSODES) y de la Red de Salud Colectiva, filial ALAMES Venezuela (REDSACOL-ALAMES). Fue Director del Instituto de Altos Estudios de Salud Pública “Arnoldo Gabaldón” y de Docencia e Investigación del Ministerio de Salud, además de Coordinador Estadal de Barrio Adentro

Claudius Ceccon
Arquitecto, Diseñador, Caricaturista.Fundó con Paulo Freire y un grupo de amigos, la ONG CECIP Centro de Creación de Imagen Popular, que hace más de 3 décadas hace comunicación para informar y empoderar a las personas para ejercer sus derechos.


December, 2018

06/12 às 16h00

Dialogues of the South

In order to discuss issues that affect our contemporary societies, ISAGS opens its doors to an event that promotes dialogue about Climate Change and its potential impact on health.

It is estimated that in the last 130 years the level of global warming observed is approximately 0.85 ° C. Changes in temperature, precipitation, extreme weather events – hot flashes or periods of intense cold -, floods, droughts and fires, among others, are phenomena that can have direct and indirect effects on human health.

On this occasion, on december 6th 2018, we will have the participation of:

Christovam Barcellos – Coordinator of the Fiocruz Climate and Health Observatory, researcher at the Institute of Communication and Scientific and Technological Information in Health (ICICT / Fiocruz) and professor of the Graduate Programs in Collective Health (ENSP / Fiocruz).

Theme: “Introduction on climate change and its possible impacts on health”.

Eduardo Hage – Specialist in Sanitary Surveillance at ISAGS, member of the Panel of Experts and WHO Ad Hoc Advisor for the International Health Regulations, and former head of the Department of Surveillance of Communicable Diseases of the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Topic: “Synthesis of the most recent publications and evidence on the subject in the South American region”.

Vanessa Veintimilla – Environmental Engineer and MSc in Socio-Environmental Studies at the Department of Development, Environment and Territory at FLACSO Ecuador. Intern researcher in the area of ​​Health Surveillance of ISAGS.

Theme: “Initiatives of the South American countries on the contribution of the health sector in the process of adaptation to climate change”.

Moderation: Eduardo Hage

16h30-18h00 – Dialogue / debate
Followed by a cocktail

Location: Av. Rio Branco, 151 / 19º floor – Centro – Rio de Janeiro
Date: Thursday 11/08/2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (GMT)

Open and free event

The event will also be broadcast on our Facebook page.


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November, 2018

08/11 às 16h00

Dialogues of the South

ISAGS opens its doors to an event that promotes dialogue on interculturality in Primary Health Care (PHC). The debate will be in the context of the Declaration of Astana and the invisibility of intercultural health in the application of PHC, as well as its relevance for the construction of equity in health in the region.

On this occasion, on 08/11/2018, we will have the participation of:

– Madel Therezinha Luz – Professor at UERJ and UFF Rio de Janeiro, leader of the CNPq Group on Health Rationality: Complex Medical Systems and complementary and integrative practices, of the Community Health Institute (UFF).

– Juan Bacigalupo – Bachelor in collective health and Master in health education. Researcher in education for intercultural health and member of CeLASSAN-UNILA.

– Andrea Madrid Menéndez – Researcher and PhD student at the University of Sheffield, England, focused on traditional medicine practices of indigenous populations in the Ecuatorian Amazon.

– Dra Vivian Camacho – M.D and Surgeon specialized in intercultural health, Coordinator of Health of the Peoples Bolivia and Member of the High Level Commission, 40 years of Alma Ata for PAHO.

Moderated by: Carina Vance, executive director at the ISAGS-UNASUR

16h – Welcome
16h30 – 17h30 – Dialogue/debate
18h – Closing cocktail and live Latin American music

When: November 8th, 2018 | 4 – 6 PM (UTC/GMT -3 hours)
Where: Av. Rio Branco, 151 / 19º piso – Centro – Rio de Janeiro:

Open and free event


The event will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page.

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