María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal

Costa Rica |  Former Health Minister, Costa Rica


Dr. María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal served as the executive president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) from 2014 to 2017 and as minister of health of Costa Rica and Coordinator of the Social Council from 2002-2006. Currently she is a professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Costa Rica, where she coordinates the Patient Navigation Project, the Permanent Forum on Cancer in Women in Costa Rica and the research project on Primary Health Care. She is president of the Latin American Alliance for Global Health (ALASAG) and the Network for Health Equity in the Americas (HENA / RAES). She has published 42 technical articles and 16 scientific articles, most of them related to health promotion, health policy and health systems.

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