Americas Quarterly Launch: Expanding Access to Health Care


November 4, 2010


Miami, Florida


Last week Americas Quarterly held a launch of its summer issue, Health Care: How Technology and Business are Expanding Access to Health Care.

•    How can mobile phones and other technology revolutionize health care delivery to reach underserved populations?
•    How can the public and private sectors use their comparative advantages to improve the overall quality and reach of health care in the region?
•    How is health care in Latin America likely to evolve in the next decade in terms of reaching excluded groups?

Panelists: Challenges for Health in Mexico

Fernando Alvarez del Rio, Head of the Unit for Economic Analysis, Secretariat
of Health, Mexico
Robert Simpson, Director of Latin America Public Affairs and Policy, Pfizer, Inc.
Christopher Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society and Council of the Americas (Moderator)

Panelists: New Trends in Health Care

Walter Curioso, Specialist in Biomedical and Health Informatics, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Patricio Villareal, Co-Founder, Imagen Dental; Co-Founder, Alivio Capital
Gustavo Menéndez Bernales, Manager, Emerging Markets, Cisco Internet  Business Solutions Group
Jason Marczak, Senior Editor, Americas Quarterly; Director of Policy, Americas Society and Council of the Americas (Moderator)

*Summary is forthcoming.

This program was supported by the Ford Foundation and the Tinker Foundation.

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