Social Determination
of Health

The area of Social Determination of Health the social, environmental and cultural aspects that have a direct impact on the well-being of the population. Therefore, its mission is to support the reduction of inequalities through the generation of information, intersectoral coordination and community participation. In addition, it carries out mappings, researches and systematizes themes and social indicators.


Work topics

– Interculturality

– Social Participation

– Food Labelling

– Anti-tobacco policies

Francisco Armada

Francisco Armada

Médico-cirujano graduado en la Universidad Central de Venezuela con especialidad en Malariologia y Saneamiento Ambiental por la Universidad de Carabobo, Francisco Armada tiene Maestría en Salud Pública y Doctorado en Políticas y Administración de Salud por la Johns Hopkins University. Fue titular del Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud de Venezuela en dos ocasiones (entre 2004 y 2007 y entre 2013 y 2014) y también Oficial Técnico de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).



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 2018 Annual Operative Plan of ISAGS is under way

Every year, ISAGS submits to its Directing Council the work proposals for the following year. It’s the so-called Annual Operative Plan (POA 2018), which gathers and systematizes the main initiatives that will be carried out by the Institute’s different areas of action. “After an excellent year of activities and a good regional positioning in 2017, […]


PAN AMERICAN SANITARY CONFERENCE 2017: The participation of the countries of UNASUR

Read all about the decisions, resolutions and participation of the South American countries in the conference of the Pan American Health Organization


Balance of the UNASUR Health Week

Brief account of four key days for South American health: the approval of the Medicines Price Bank, the expansion of the food labelling policy, the unanimous criticism of the pharmaceutical industry‘s speculation regarding hepatitis C and the launch of ISAGS monthly journal: Health to the South. Never before had the General Secretariat of UNASUR hosted […]