15 October 2018

The GHP, in cooperation with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Cluster Médico Jalisco AC, organised the workshop “Achieving Health for All in Latin America” at the World Health Summit on the 15th October.

After the opening remarks by Mr Roland Göhde, Chairman of the GHP, and Ms Georgina Garcia Martinez, President of the Cluster Médico Jalisco AC, several guests from Latin American countries presented the different healthcare system models of Latin America. The keynote was held by Dr. Verónica Espinosa, Ecuadorian Minister of Health.

Latin American countries underwent a series of healthcare reforms in the past decades. Despite the  progress achieved, the Latin American healthcare sector faces numerous challenges. Approximately 30% of the population does not have access to healthcare due to economic reasons. At the workshop, experts and professionals from Germany and Latin America discussed progress and obstacles in achieving equitable healthcare in Latin America. They emphasized the role of communities in ensuring access to health for marginalized populations, which are usually excluded from healthcare because of economic and geographic reasons.