How can we ensure that digital health improves health outcomes in an inclusive way in Latin America and the Caribbean? This was one of the main points of discussion among country leaders in our Social Protection and Health Division’s Regional Policy Dialogue, Digital Health for All: LAC’s Golden Opportunity to improve the efficiency, quality and equity of sector. The RPD … [Read more...] about 3 Takeaways from our Regional Policy Dialogue: The Golden Opportunity of Digital Health for LAC
Globally, women make up 70% of the workforce in the health and social care sector. However, only 25% of women occupy leadership positions. In addition, the gender pay gap in the healthcare sector is 26%, higher than the average for other sectors (16%). It is estimated that almost $160 trillion is lost globally due to gender differences in earnings between men and … [Read more...] about Promoting Women’s Development in Digital Health
Learn how the Inter-American Development Bank and the Pan American Health Organization work together to support countries to harness digital transformation for the health sector, to fight against the pandemic, and build resilient health systems. This September, health leaders from 49 countries and territories met at the 59th Directing Council — 73rd Session of the … [Read more...] about How Can Global Cooperation Improve Health Services in your Country
Public health crises disrupt daily life and bring about changes that remain after the crisis ebbs. Did you know that tuberculosis caused a permanent shift in certain architectural trends? Or that in England, John Snow found the key to curbing cholera, and it changed how we handle wastewater? This article looks at five changes COVID-19 will leave us with. A health crisis … [Read more...] about Tuberculosis changed architecture. What changes will COVID-19 leave in its wake?
Latin America and the Caribbean is known as one of the least equal regions in the world - and it is also unequal in terms of health. Did you know that digital tools can help reduce these inequalities? Health inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean In many countries of the region, the infant mortality rate for the poorest families is more than double of the richest … [Read more...] about Reducing health inequalities using digital health tools