Julissa Reynoso, chief of staff for the First Lady and former US ambassador to Uruguay, will be the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council in the Biden administration.
On November 4, 2020, the Dialogue convened the panel discussion “Innovating Healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Forming the basis for discussion, a recent World Bank survey indicated that treatments for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease, are suffering disruptions on a global scale. The conversation highlighted the need for innovation in health systems amidst both the global pandemic and the resultant breakdown of NCDs diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Julio Frenk, president of the University of Miami, has published a new book titled Proteger a Mexico: un enfoque integral para que el gobierno no nos falle, a case study of Mexico’s health care system.
On December 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event for corporate program members called “The Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean Next Year.”
Latin American countries have some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws and policies in the world, particularly with regard to abortion. In part this stems from not recognizing reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. However, imposing legal restrictions on abortion does not reduce the likelihood that women will seek this reproductive health service. Instead, harsh laws compel women to risk their lives and health by seeking out unsafe abortions.
How well are countries in the Americas prepared to fight the spread of a disease like Ebola?