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HEALTH WITHOUT BORDERS: Experts discuss the issue in the cycle of debates at ISAGS-UNASUR

09/13/2017 | Source: ISAGS - Author: ISAGS
Challenges facing health systems in border regions are the theme of the new edition of "Dialogues of the South", which takes place on 9/21, at 3:00 p.m.

When we think of countries and territorial divisions, the notion of borders inevitably comes to mind. These areas are usually designed as remote locations with little infrastructure, security problems, and precarious health systems. This pragmatic vision of these territories will be discussed in the next edition of the debate cycle DIALOGUES DEL SUR, whose theme is "HEALTH WITHOUT BORDERS". The event takes place on September 21, Thursday, starting at 3:00 pm, at ISAGS headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

"HEALTH WITHOUT BORDERS" will seek to deconstruct the traditional concept of borders and rethink them as privileged places of international cooperation, meetings, convergence, as well as political spaces fundamental to the debate on access to health as a direct. The debate will be invited to Carolina Moulin, professor and coordinator of the Postgraduate program of the Institute of International Relations (IRI) of PUC-Rio; and Paulo Cesar Peiter, Ph.D. in Geography at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and researcher at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC / Fiocruz). The moderators will be the specialist of the Institute in Systems and Health Services, Felix Rigoli; and the specialist in Social Determination of Health, Francisco Armada.

"Health problems at the borders are often a cause for concern." In South America, we find that most of our territorial boundaries are artificial, often created and implemented in a single ecosystem, and by peoples with very similar centuries-old traditions "This is why this edition of Dialogues del Sur will examine the reality of health in these regions, which can also be considered as a starting point for the integration processes that UNASUR promotes," says Felix Rigoli. to the use of the term "borders": "Health knows no limits. Political borders as we know them should not stand out to the universal right of all citizens." Other points such as the distant location of urban centers and often difficult to access, the supply (or not) of public services, processes of regional integration between countries and regulation of free movement of people will also be discussed by experts.

DIALOGOS DEL SUR is an event organized by ISAGS at its headquarters (Avenida Rio Branco, 151, 19th floor - Rio de Janeiro Center), which aims to speak, in a practical and dynamic manner, about health issues as a point of convergence between the countries of South America. There will be four editions throughout the year, open to the academic community, students and professionals in the areas of Public Health, Medicine, Law, International Relations (consulates, embassies, diplomatic representations) and other interested parties.

SERVICE:DIALOGUES OF THE SOUTHDAY: 9/21/2017 - ThursdaySCHEDULE: 15hLOCATION: Rio Branco Avenue, 151, 19th floor - Center, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.Entries by email:


Carolina Moulin is an adjunct professor at the Institute of International Relations (IRI) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC-Rio). He coordinates the Graduate program of the Institute and is editor-in-chief of the Revista Contexto Internacional: Journal of Global Connections. His research articulates the critical theories of International Relations on issues of the global and regional migration agenda, particularly with regard to normative regimes and their inflections on refugee and migrant populations.

Paulo Cesar Peiter is a researcher at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC-Fiocruz), where he coordinates the line of research at Salud en las Fronteras. He is a professor of the Graduate Program in Tropical Medicine at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute and researcher at the Retis Research Group at UFRJ. He received the Capes Prize in 2006 for his thesis: "The Geography of Health in the continental border strip of Brazil". He has experience in the area of ??health geography, health surveillance, limits, borders and health.

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