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Latin American Countries (LAC) Archives - P4H Network
Sources and Uses of Health System Financing in Colombia
Sources and Uses of Health System Financing in Colombia
Colombia

The health system in Colombia is financed with contributions to the contributory system from workers and employers, and with revenues from fiscal sources that include the General System of Participations, contributions from the National Budget, resources from specific...

Effect of public spending on health on poverty in the provinces of Peru
Effect of public spending on health on poverty in the provinces of Peru
Peru

Using data from public institutions in 157 provinces and from the 2007 and 2018 poverty maps of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics of Peru, this study sought to determine the effect of the execution of public capital spending on health between 2007...

Achievements in Equity of the Health System in Colombia
Achievements in Equity of the Health System in Colombia
Colombia

The greatest achievement of the Colombian health system is the improvement in the financial protection of households. Out-of-pocket health care spending declined significantly since most medical procedures and drugs are included in the nation's public health insurance...

Supreme Decree: Basic Health Insurance in Bolivia
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

This Supreme Decree 25265 established that children under 5 years of age, pregnant women in Bolivia had the right to access a basic package of preventive and curative health services, and the general population to the diagnosis and treatment of some communicable...

Law on Comprehensive Health Services of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Law 475 provided for comprehensive health care and financial protection for Bolivian inhabitants who did not have health insurance from the social security system's managing entities. This law provides financial health protection to all inhabitants of the...

Law 2426 Universal Maternity and Child Insurance in Bolivia
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

The Universal Maternal and Child Insurance was created to provide a list of health benefits to pregnant women from the beginning of pregnancy until 6 months after delivery and to children from birth to 5 years of age. The Universal Maternal and Child Insurance was...

Law 1152: Towards a Single, Universal and Free Health Care System in Bolivia
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Law No. 1152 is enacted to amend Law No. 475 on Comprehensive Health Services of the Plurinational State of Bolivia of December 2013.This law allows for the expansion of the beneficiary population that is not covered by short-term social security to receive free...

Peru: Coverage for SIS policyholders financially guaranteed in 2024
Peru: Coverage for SIS policyholders financially guaranteed in 2024
Peru

The Public Sector Budget Law for Fiscal Year 2024 allocated resources to finance the continuity of Universal Health Insurance policies in Peru.In 2024, 25 million insured members of the Seguro Integral de Salud (SIS) will be guaranteed the financing of their...

Belize enhances financial access to health services
Belize enhances financial access to health services
Belize

In the Americas, financial access to health services continues to be a challenge. Countries find different ways and strategies to tackle this issue.  Belize has recently removed all fees charged in public hospitals in the country lifting the financial barrier to...

Colombia introduces junk food tax
Colombia introduces junk food tax
Colombia

Colombia has implemented a tax on ultra-processed foods, becoming one of the first countries in the Americas to take such a measure to tackle obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases.The Lancet reports that Colombia is one of the first to tax food high in salt...