Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced important improvements in key health indicators over the last two decades. For example, since 2000 average life expectancy rose from 71 to 75 years of age, and mortality rates for children under five fell by 44%. The region currently faces the challenge of maintaining these achievements and making further progress in health … [Read more...] about 10 Take-Aways on How the Region Can Improve Health Spending Efficiency
Diana Pinto is a Lead Specialist in the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division, where she works on projects to strengthen the public health sector. She previously worked as an advisor for Colombia’s Ministry of Health and as a professor and researcher in applied health economics at the Universidad Javeriana and the Center for Economic and Social Research (Centro de Investigación Económica y Social – Fedesarrollo) in Colombia. She has a Doctorate in Population and International Health from Harvard University.