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. In his book, he argues that “universal health care, provided in Mexico through a program known as Seguro Popular, is a human right.”
The book was published in Spanish and introduced in November at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. It provides a “diagnostic of the development and impact of the landmark Mexican government health care initiative launched in 2004 that provided care to tens of millions of Mexicans, most of them peasants and farmers.” As the former health minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, Dr. Frenk was the driving force behind strategizing and coordinating passage of the initiative.
Julio Frenk is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.