Health to the South - February/2018



To connect or not to connect: that’s the question!

WHO will classify addiction to video games as a mental disorder in the next edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). The decision sparked public interest on the impact of so-called “technological diseases” on people’s lives and on health systems It is not necessary to be a great observer […]


Intercultural health, a decolonial proposal

In recent decades a new theoretical approach has emerged in South America, academics in different countries have begun to talk about another paradigm, another knowledge: decoloniality, that is, thinking from the south, from our reality as former European colonies and recognizing the effects of that process. Therefore, A. Quijano, Peruvian philosopher, employs for the first […]


The role of vaccination to improve health indicators

One of the greatest achievements in global public health has been the reduction of mortality in children under 5 years of age. In the Americas, for example, a reduction for this indicator from 42.5 deaths/1,000 live births (lb) to 14.7 deaths/1,000 lb was estimated between 1990 and 2016 (WHO, 2017). In South American countries, this […]


PrEP: A new step in the fight against HIV / AIDS

Brazil, the first country in Latin America to incorporate PrEP into its Health System, is sharing the experience with Peru and Mexico If you ask your friends “What is PrEP?”, many of them will hardly know the answer. Although it is not widely known by the population in general, the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a […]


Interview: Jaime Matute, Head of International Relations of Colombia’s Ministry of Health

The Head of Cooperation and International Relations of the Ministry of Health of Colombia speaks about his participation on behalf of the country in the last session of the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization. This year a new General Program of Work was proposed (GPW), in which the current funding for WHO […]


#Institutional: Brand new ISAGS Annual Report brings the highlights of 2017

Every year, in order to ensure the accountability before to the Ministries of Health of South America, the bodies of UNASUR and the general public, the Institute publishes a report with all the activities it carried out. This includes the events we organized or took part in, our studies and the agreements we signed to […]