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International Seminar "Access and coordination in health care networks in the health systems of Colombia and Brazil"

15-16th August 2013, Bogota (Colombia)

On 15th and 16th August, the Universidad de Rosario (Colombia) will host the closing international seminar of the Equity-LA project, developed in collaboration with Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya, Prins Leopold Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, the Universidade de Pernambuco/Centre de Perquisició Aggeu Magalhãés and the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP), under the theme: Access and coordination in health care networks in the health systems of Colombia and Brazil.

During the conference, where in addition to the project researchers, there will be national and international experts in health systems and representatives of international organizations such as PAHO and the European Commission, the results of the studies will be presented providing also a space for discussion.

Guest speaker will present the analysis of some of the reforms made in health system from Colombia, Brazil and Mexico among other important issues. However, the bulk of the seminar will focus on presenting the most important results of the Equity-LA on access, coordination and continuity of care in health service networks, as well as barriers, determinants and inequalities in access of care in Colombia and Brazil. Also the strategies of the European Union to support the development of health systems will be presented.

Se cerrará con la presentación del nuevo proyecto Equity-LA II - Impacto de las estrategias alternativas de integración asistencial en el desempeño de las redes integradas de servicios de salud (RISS) en diferentes sistemas de salud de América Latina (2013-18) -, también financiado por la Comisión Europea, que dará continuidad al proyecto que finaliza, profundizando en la temática y ampliando el estudio a otros países y sistemas de salud de la región: Chile, México, Uruguay, Argentina.

The seminar is open access and it hopes to become a meeting-place for policymakers, academics, managers, health professionals, civil society and all other stakeholders who work or are interested in the topic.

Presentation of the new project Equity-LA II “Impact of alternative strategies for integrating care in the performance of integrated networks of health services (IDS) in different health systems in Latin America (2013-2018)” will close the presentations. This project is also funded by the European Commission, and will continue the project Equity-LA, deepen into the topic and expanding the study to other countries and health systems: Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina.


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The seminar has free participation and the registration period is now open, please contact: heisel.leon @


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