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Chile: how health systems in Latin America can sustainably benefit from self-care as a public policy

For the Self-care Day in Chile articles were published in seven newspapers, talking about the importance of self-care and the results of the ILAR study on how health systems in Latin America can sustainably benefit from self-care as a public policy. Some news also featured an interview with Juan Thompson, ILAR's Executive Director. The Newspaper El Mostrador reached an audience of 185,000 people You...

Colombia: ANDI created the campaign “#YoMeCuido”

ANDI created the campaign “YoMeCuido” with different materials that were distributed by social medial and press, aligned with the key messages of ILAR’s toolkit. A T.V. commercial “Autocuidadotu major aliado” was also developed and launched. For the self-care day ANDI in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and the Javeriana University published a press release on self-care. To read the press...

Central America: spoken about responsible self-care to the newspapers La Estrella de Panamá

For the Self-Care Day in Central America, FEDEFARMA in conjunction with ILAR have participated in different interviews and opinion articles. Also press releases and infographics were shared with the media. More than 9 million people had been potentially impacted by the project in the region. The Executives Directors of ILAR and FEDEFARMA, Juan Thompson and Victoria Brenes spoke about responsible...

Brazil: Self-care in times of Covid-19

For the Day of Self-Care ABIMIP with support from ILAR encouraged the publication of a study on self-care in Veja magazine, the study addressed Self-care in times of Covid-19. In addition, a Veja Saúde Live was held with Marcio Atala, in which the physical educator and lecturer, talked with journalist Diogo Sponchiato about the importance of self-care 24 hours...

México: Self-care as an element of Public Health Policies and the framework of a new reality.

For the World Self-Care Day AFAMELA with the support of ILAR, organized a press conference to talk about the importance of the culture of self-care for health in Mexico. In addition, Ricardo Ramírez executive director of AFAMELA, participated in a press conference with Darío Celis on self-care. Access here: https://twitter.com/Adriana_Becerra/status/1286481659978747906  

Perú: ALAFARPE promote the webinar World Self-Care Day

July 24th, ALAFARPE promote the webinar World Self-Care Day. The event had the participation of Ángela Flores Director General of ALAFARPE, who spoke about the importance of self-care; Juan Thompson, Director General of ILAR, who spoke about universal health coverage as a priority at this time for countries in Latin America; And Dr. José Recoba, pediatric specialist, who explained...

Interviews and Events

Thompson, Executive Director, ILAR participated in webinars and interviews dealing with the importance of self-care in a series of events taking place in Central America.   In Panama, Juan spoke about responsible self-care to the newspapers La Estrella de Panamá, El Panamá América and La Prensa, on July 20, 21 and 22, respectively. In addition, he talked about Responsible Self-Care as...

ILAR participated in the Health Forum and 26th Pharmaceutical Forum of the ANDI, Colombia, held in Cartagena.

This Forum is the space that summons all health actors around the topics of greatest interest and topicality of the system . One of the sessions of greatest interest was the panel on the Self-Care Policy as a Strategy for the Sustainability of the Health System. Formed by Iván Darío González Vice Minister of Health, Mauricio Santamaría, Former Minister...

Brazil establishes automatic conciliation of drug registration that has been authorized by the health authorities of other countries

The bill of law 3847/2019 created by Congress General Paternell (PSL) offers permission to the approval of medication, which has been already authorized by the sanitary authorities of other countries. The project defines that the health agencies of the USA, Japan, Canada and the European countries are reconnected in the reliance process for approval of the sanitary registration of medicines....

Proposal for the use of the Braille System in packaging of food products and medicines

The law project 63-2018 created by Maria del Rosario Guerra (Democratic Center) propose the adoption of the Braille System in food, medical and tourist services packages, as well as in public places. The text states that any company that markets the public food and medicines, both national and imported, should include informational labels, of the Braille system, with the intention...