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). […]


The contribution of the health sector to address climate change in the South American region

The countries of the South American region suffer a high exposure to environmental disasters due to climatic and geological causes, accentuated by factors such as the high vulnerability of their populations, environmental degradation, the change of use and occupation of the territory due to the generalization of extractive economic activities, armed conflicts, situations of generalized […]


Obstetric violence: dehumanization of labor and evidences of silenced pain

Raquel Cerqueira Journalist raquelcerqueira@isags-unasur.org   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 […]


Institutional March: VIII Meeting of the Consultative Council of ISAGS-UNASUR

The ISAGS’ Consultative Council met on March 27 and 28 at the institute’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro to discuss and propose actions for the next year of work. Representatives of the Presidency pro tempore Bolivia and of the Ministries of Health of Ecuador, Suriname and Venezuela, representatives of the Secretariat of the Network of […]


ISAGS launches a new study on the interference of the food industry in the policies of labeling of processed foods

The Area of ​​Social Determination of Health of the South American Institute of Government in Health announces a new study: “Interference of the Food Industry in the Policies Innovative Graphic Labeling of Processed Foods in South America”. The nutritional transition towards the consumption of industrially processed products with high contents of fats, sodium, sugars and […]


ISAGS and FLACSO-Argentina launchs the first edition of the South American course of Government in Health

    From March 18 to April 25, the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS) together with the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Argentina) will offer the first edition of the South American course of Government in Health. Among the main objectives of the course, is to strengthen the health governance tools […]