Health to the South - September/2017

The shortage of snake antivenoms and how Brazil and Colombia are addressing this challenge is the main article of the September issue of Health to the South.

Also, how the food industry attempts to interfere with the new food labeling policies promoted by South American countries.

And more:

– an exclusive interview with the director of Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Bernard Pécoul;


– our executive director, Carina Vance, writes about Primary Health Care in her column “Ao Ponto”;


– a new look at the so-called ‘deficiencies’, by Manoel Giffoni



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 […]


Obstetric violence: dehumanization of labor and evidences of silenced pain

Raquel Cerqueira Journalist   The moment of delivery naturally involves a lot of expectation and preparation on the part of the pregnant woman. Every day the awareness movement about the procedures and optimal care for the time of the arrival of a child gains strength and, above all, the respect to the personal choices […]


A South America without cervical cancer is possible

  UNASUR institutions developed a platform to exchange experiences and assistance for the prevention and control the disease in the region.   Cervical cancer (CC) is the only tumor for which there is scientific knowledge and effective solutions that allow interventions at all stages. This makes it possible to not only reduce its mortality rate, […]


PAHO 56th Directing Council Starts in Washington D.C.

The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) 56th Directing Council takes place at their headquarters in Washington D.C., USA, between September 23th and 27th. the region’s Health Ministers and high authorities of the countries are gathered in this important event, with the aim of analyzing a series of plans that concentrate the challenges for the region […]


End TB strategy: great challenges to conquer

      Introduction Tuberculosis is one of the main infectious diseases in the world, representing one of the ten leading causes of death, estimating around 1.6 million deaths and 10 million cases of this disease in 20171. Its association with infection by HIV and some chronic non-communicable diseases have added new challenges in the […]


Universal Access to Essential Medicines: Recent South American Experiences and Challenges for the Region

        Health as a fundamental right and regional integration are part of the welfare goals agreed upon by all countries in South America. Although we have some achievements in access to medicines, it is a priority to seek and promote regional access scenarios that do not violate the precepts of essentiality and […]