February 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

World Bank: Lessons from Latin American Health Programs, March 21

Dr. Maria Eugenia Bonilla-Chacin of the World Bank discusses “Lessons from Health Programs in Latin America” on Friday, March 21, at 3 p.m., in Bentley Hall 124.

WealthandPoverty 170pxBonilla-Chacin is a Senior Economist with the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Unit.

In the last decades countries in Latin America have designed and implemented innovative public health and social programs to address large inequalities in income and access to health services, as well as epidemiological and demographic transition. The examples of public health insurance plans targeted at the uninsured, such as Seguro Popular in Mexico and Plan Nacer/Summar in Argentina; subsidized insurance in Columbia and the Seguro Integral de Salud in Peru; and social programs such as Progresa/Oportunidades in Mexico and Bolsa Familia in Brazil can offer useful models to other countries struggling with similar issues.

Drawing from her research and professional experience as a senior economist of the Health, Nutrition and Population unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean region at the World Bank, Bonilla will discuss examples of health and social programs from Latin America. She invites the community to consider what lessons might be learned from the efforts of countries and governments in that region.

The event is free and open to the public.

It is sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Organización Latinoamericana (the LAS graduate student association), with support from the Department of Economics and the Arts and Sciences Wealth and Poverty Theme.




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