Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. For permission to republish this article, please contact email@example.com. By Rita Sorio and Patricia Jara An overwhelming majority of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are experiencing a rapid graying of the population, with many people entering old age in poverty and poor health. … [Read more...] about How Do We Set Policies on Dependent Care?
By Marcella Distrutti. Evidence shows that institutional delivery is positively associated with reductions in maternal mortality rates, still considered a multi-factorial health challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nevertheless, having all births attended by professionals in hospitals does not guarantee a high quality of care and, as a consequence, low figures of … [Read more...] about Professional Midwives to the Rescue
by Trevor Gunn. Would you believe if I told you that investing in health is profitable for governments? We know that country expenditures on health are widely considered to be an economic drag, as well as a “debit” for the broader economy and for economic growth. Despite these popular notions, an increasing amount of trends and evidence points in the reverse direction- … [Read more...] about Health Investment Benefits Economic Growth