Health to the South - May/2018 Issue
10 years after the signing of UNASUR Constitutive Treaty, ISAGS celebrates the achievements of the South American integration efforts in Health.
- Universal Fiscal Policies, Financing and Health System: The Case of Uruguay, by Daniel Olesker, former Uruguay’s Minister of Social Development
- The Shady Side of Mining, by Julia Dias
- Interview: Vera Luiza da Costa, Head of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
- In Pills
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 […]
Health surveillance in the framework of regional integration and its contribution to the improvement of the South American population´s health conditions
The South American region has presented an epidemiological pattern that maintains some similarities with other regions and, at the same time, has particularities framed by the permanence of social inequalities and their consequences in the health of the population. Among the similarities are the changes in demographic indicators (decrease in infant mortality, increase in life […]
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 […]
The Union of South American Nations was modelled upon the aspiration to achieve greater South American integration. This would result in the greatest possible well-being for its citizens, in harmony with nature and in an environment of peace, equity, inclusion and justice. It is no surprise that the first Ministerial Councils established within the organization’s […]
As a 2010 PAHO/WHO report puts it, universal health coverage implies three dimensions: horizontal or population coverage: the proportion of the population that is covered; vertical coverage or financial protection: equitable access to health care regardless of ability to pay; depth of coverage: benefits or services to which the covered population has access. Therefore, health […]