Copyright © 2017. Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Si deseas republicar el artículo, por favor solicita autorización a firstname.lastname@example.org. By Ian W. Mac Arthur. There is one public general hospital in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, where over one in five of all patients remain longer than fifteen days, and 44% of them linger on for more than a month. Most of them … [Read more...] about Trapped in a Hospital for Too Long? Intermediate Care Provides Escape
Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish an article, please ask for permission at email@example.com. 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?
Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. For permission to republish this article, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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