Health to the South - March/2018 issue

The production and consumption of GMO foods have grown substantially in the past few years, especially in South America. Who’s right in this debate? Are GMOs good or bad for the health of populations?

Read also:

  • – An analysis of our especialist in Health Systems & Services, Félix Rigoli, about the Public-Private partnerships in Health Systems;;
  • – Global Health with its feet on the ground. How to make actions carried out by global health actors arrive to their target populations;
  • – the analist in Politics and International Affairs at the University of Santiago de Chile, María Jesús Mella Gúzman, writes about the ‘Migrant seal’ in Quilicura;
  • – Infographics “2018 – Decades of legacies to remember and build on”;
  • – To The Point by Carina Vance – Women’s struggle for their rights starts early.



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 […]


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 […]


GMO: progress or setback?

Thousands of years ago, when the planet was still an inhospitable place and human beings were but nomadic hunters, everyone ate only with what they planted and harvested and everything was natural and organic. As time passed, we began to domesticate animals and plants. It was a path of no return. Since the beginning of […]