Some Latin American and Caribbean countries face certain socio-political conditions that hinder people’s ability to live in a healthy environment and access health services that meet their needs. In addition, countries in the region face important challenges to improve quality, equity and results in health due, in part, to limits on financial resources, infrastructure and a … [Read more...] about Call for Papers: How Can We Reach Equity in the Region’s Health Systems?
...Sang the famous Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina in 1992, “do not try the liqueurs of pleasure, build muscles from five to six, and watch your cholesterol.” Beyond his ironic lyrics about the exaggerated obsession with finding the elixir to prolong life, Sabina’s song alluded to a new reality: the increase in life expectancy and the implications that entails. … [Read more...] about If You Want to Live A Hundred Years…
Latin America and the Caribbean is aging at an accelerated and unprecedented rate. At present, 11 percent of its inhabitants are over 60 years old, a percentage that still does not amount to what is considered to be an aging population, as in the case of Europe (23.9 percent) or North America (20.8 percent). However, it is expected that by 2030 the population over 60 in Latin … [Read more...] about What is the Overview of Aging and Dependency in the Region?
Copyright © 2017. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish this article, please request authorization to email@example.com. By Andrea Ulrich. Lee este artículo en español. We can all remember a time when we got hurt as children – whether by skinning our knees on the sidewalks or falling from a swing set. Our parents immediately washed the … [Read more...] about “Superbugs” and Antibiotics: Why You Should Pay Attention
Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish an article, please ask for permission at firstname.lastname@example.org. By Sarju Sing Rai and Meghana Kulkarni. Did you know that every hour approximately 10 people get infected with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean? HIV/AIDS is one of the most challenging and destructive diseases in human … [Read more...] about How can We Prevent HIV and End the AIDS Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean?