ISAGS: Annual Report 201423/03/2018
In accordance with the definitions of its bylaw and aiming to give transparency to the actions developed by ISAGS, the Institute annually publishes a report that presents the activities carried out in accomplishment of its Annual Operating Plan (AOP). In April this year, the Institute launched the Annual Report 2014.
Divided into six thematic axes and presented both in Spanish and English, UNASUR official working languages, the report highlights studies, projects, meetings and events that the Institute has held or in which it has participated throughout the year. The first chapter is dedicated to the support to training and one of its main highlights is the Course Public Intersectoral Policies and Social Determinants of Health, the first one offered by ISAGS.
Held from November 2014 to March 2015, the course was the result of a joint work developed between the Institute and the Technical Group on Health Promotion and Action on Social Determinants of Health (GT-DSS). The chapter also addresses conferences, workshops and seminars developed by ISAGS, as established by its AOP 2014.
The production of knowledge was addressed on the second chapter, which presents the Institute’s initiatives regarding research, studies and publications. The book “Primary Health Care in South America”, which will be released in May, is part of this axis that also conveys the mapping of the productive capacity of medicine and of medicine policies and the technical advisory for the VIII Meeting of the South American Health Council (SHC), as well as for the 67th Session of the World Health Assembly.
The advancements in the communication area, with special emphasis to the improvement of communication tools with the construction of the Institute’s new web portal, are part of chapter 3.
Regional integration was the object of chapter 4, which highlighted ISAGS’ support for the development of activities within networks, technical groups and the SHC, besides the strengthening of relations between the Institute and the General Secretariat.
On Chapter 5, the report addressed the articulation with congener institutions, such as the Pan American Health Organization and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.
Lastly, the closing chapter of the issue refers to ISAGS institutionalization process and addresses questions such as the advancements on the approval of the Institute’s headquarters agreement and the development of the IV Meeting of its Consultative Council, which resulted in a new methodology for the construction of the AOP.