Health to the South - January/2018

Business or Charity?


In a world where inequalities produce both a crowd of vulnerables and a handful of megabillionaires, philanthropy may even seem like a genuine expression of solidarity. However, Beatriz Nascimento and Luana Bermudez argue in the lastest issue of “Health to the South” that maybe things aren’t quite like this.


Read also: an analysis by Felix Regoli about the alarming situation of Violence in South America, and its effects on the physical, mental and social health of our citizens, as well as a description by Angela Acosta about Colombia’s successful experience in price regulation.



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, […]


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 […]


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 […]