On June 28, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Deepening Cooperation on Health Policy in the Americas.” The panel discussed a new report published by the Inter-American Health Task Force, which analyzed the response to Covid-19 in the Western Hemisphere and identified recommendations to improve cooperation and coordination in health policies across the Americas.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare fundamental weaknesses in political leadership, coordination, and health policy integration in the Western Hemisphere. The current geopolitical divides undermined the few mechanisms that were in place for effective cooperation on health governance. This white paper presented by the Inter-American Health Task Force, aims to understand better the lessons and challenges of the regional response to Covid-19 and appraise, in retrospect, how they were addressed and how they could have been addressed. The paper also makes specific recommendations. These recommendations are grouped into five areas geared toward improving cooperation and coordination in health policy to support regional Covid-19 response and recovery, as well as future health emergencies.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on what the G7 vaccine donations means for Latin America and the Caribbean’s inoculation plans.
On May 6, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event, “Healthcare Investment & Economic Recovery in the Americas.” The panel discussed the state of healthcare in the region, and how targeting specific health investments can lead to a more sustainable economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event featured welcome remarks by Michael Shifter, with comments from panelists Luis Miguel Castilla, Jaana Remes and Rolf Hoenger.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Biden’s decision to support waiving patents for Covid-19 vaccines and its implications for Latin America.
On April 14, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America”. The panel discussed a new report published by the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and authored by María Luisa Romero, Luisa Stalman, and Azul Hidalgo Solá, which examined how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted prison policies in Latin America.
A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on public and private health insurance coverage in Mexico.
This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.
Bruno Binetti, investigador no residente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el programa Club de Prensa de NTN24 moderado por Gustau Alegret. Entre los temas de discusión se trataron la primera vuelta electoral en Perú, las elecciones departamentales en Bolivia y el estado de la pandemia del Covid-19 en el mundo.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the state of the pandemic in Mexico and its political consequences.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing health crisis.
In recent months, the Inter-American Dialogue has been honored to work with its network of partners to support pandemic response efforts in the Guatemalan communities where we work. Following a generous donation of Covid-19 testing supplies and PPE equipment from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Cities Alliance, the Dialogue was proud to facilitate coordination between regional entities, municipal authorities, hospitals, and donors to prioritize needs and distribute supplies.
Rebeca Grynspan, secretary general of SEGIB, was appointed by the G-20 to the High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on financing the global pandemic preparedness and response.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on widespread vaccination programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on improving Latin America and the Caribbean’s health care.