Health to the South - April/2018 Issue
70 years after the creation of the world’s first Health System, in England, our expert Felix Rigoli poses the question: How is the Welfare State doing? Rigoli emphasizes the importance of strengthening social protection in South America and in the world.
- “The medical use of marijuana changes paradigms in South America” by Manoel Giffoni
- “Imprisoned women: When the mother’s punishment is also that of her children” by Julia Dias
- Expert’s Corner: Our intern in Health Surveillance, Vanessa Veitimilla, writes about the importance of data in mitigating risks and disasters
- Infographics: “Vaccination: Fractures in a Social Fact”
- Interview with Dr Franz Trujillo Quispe, Coordinator of the Intercultural Community Family Health Program (Bolivia)
- In her column, To The Point, Carina Vance writes about the meaning of Brazilian Councillor Marielle Franco and the importance of standing by her legacy
Universalizing health systems, integrating people in a solidary society, and integrating countries within a solidarity region: the challenges of a better life for all.
South America, despite being a region with wide inequalities, has managed to dream of giving access to health services for all. Until two decades ago, having health problems was a misfortune that led between 5 and 15% of South American families to poverty. Of course, not all were equally affected by these misfortunes, partly because better-off social […]
Recently, a roundtable held at Chatham House brought together several world leaders, including Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Director of the United Nations Development Program until 2017. She pointed to a very important, but often forgotten fact. When asked if universal health systems were a luxury only rich countries could afford, […]
The mitigation of the effects of natural disasters is a priority among the UNASUR public health initiatives, as well as to other mechanisms and institutions operating in the region. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) have developed initiatives aimed at strengthening their response capacities, including: “Protecting health from climate change”, […]
Five of the twelve UNASUR countries already have regulations for the medical use, while other three are on the same path. In 2016, a total of 422.1 tons of morphine was produced in the world. The opioid is one of the most efficient analgesics and has the same origin of heroin and other variants of […]
Early in 2018, the fatal footprint of the antivaccination movements and insufficient coverage became evident, be it in the form of outbreaks of eradicated diseases, be it in the low adhesion to the new campaigns. The phenomenon revived the debate between individual rights and collective responsibilities, in addition to the warning about the dissemination of […]
The ideal of motherhood and childhood as pictured in the social imaginary and the role of care that women play in societies does not match with the reality in prisons. However, that is the situation of thousands of women and children in the world and in South America. Motherhood, pregnancy and childhood behind bars are […]