On November 12 and 13, we conducted the Regional Policy Dialogue of the Social Protection and Health Division of the IDB, which this year was on the Pillars of Long-term Care: How to Build a System for Latin America and the Caribbean. This is an annual event that seeks to discuss the pressing issues of the region and generate an exchange between specialists, government … [Read more...] about We invite you to see the material of our Regional Policy Dialogue 2019: A regional debate on long-term care systems
When you have an appointment with a Doctor, one of the first questions will probably be if you are under any medications. For some people, this is an awkward moment, in other cases, patients forget the name or dosage of the drugs they are taking. When dealing with a patient that is not able to respond, the problem is worse. And what happens when two drugs have similar names? In … [Read more...] about Digital Tools Can Prevent Inappropriate and Even Dangerous Drug Prescriptions
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?