The institutional structure of the promotion of Rational Use of Medicines in Brazil

National Committee for the Promotion of the Rational Use of Medicines Ministry of Health of Brazil daf.comiteurm@saude.gov.br In the context of Brazil, the rational use of medicines is among the objectives and guidelines of the National Medicines Policy and the National Policy of Pharmaceutical Assistance. This theme has been gaining expression over the last few […]


Gender and Power: necessary reflections from the perspective of health

This issue of Diálogos del Sur discussed the progress and setbacks of Maria da Penha Law, medical power over the bodies of women and children, structural violence against black women, trans and intersex people, and women’s participation in institutional frameworks of political power. With the participation of very special guests, ISAGS opened the doors to […]


Gabriela Montaño, Minister of Health of Bolivia: “The role of integration spaces is to support national initiatives, such as that of our “SUS”, framed in regional objectives, such as universal health”

By Carina Vance, Ejecutive Director of ISAGS On April 17th, but of 2007, in the framework of the First South American Energy Summit held in Isla de Margarita, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, it was decided that the integration initiative called the South American Community of Nations (CSN) would be called Union of South American Nations […]


Mauricio Barreto: “It is false to think that migrants are responsible for the dissemination of health problems”

The interview that the doctor and professor Mauricio Barreto will give to Health to the South will be by telephone. He is at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), in the city of Salvador, and the ISAGS offices are in Rio de Janeiro. Both cities, in Brazil. In this case, the technology helped so that […]


Different views, the same spirit: regional integration in health after the VIII Consultative Council of ISAGS

With the waters of March closing the summer, as the song of Tom Jobim says, representatives of several UNASUR countries arrived at the airport that bearns the name of the Brazilian artist and came for the meeting of the Consultative Council of the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS), on March 27 and […]


Access to medicines and legal pathways affecting competition in pharmaceutical markets of South America

To make possible the competition in the pharmaceutical market promotes the availability of medicines. The Pan-American Health Organization commit countries of the region to promote policies of generic medicines trough their availability, quality, use and acceptability, as a comprehensive set of actions to make c ompetition possible for prices in the pharmaceutical market (PAHO, 2004). […]