Health officials of Mexico sign national agreement for universalization of health services

Latin-America-estimated-to-report_piOn the occasion of World Health Day (April 7), Mexican health officials signed a national agreement towards the universalization of health services, so that people may have access to medical services regardless of the health institution or social security, to which they belong. After the efforts of a decade, in which the system in health known as ‘Seguro Popular’ granted social health protection to over 50 million Mexicans, who previously lacked coverage, Mexico aims to reduce fragmentation and segmentation of its health system to enable effective access to quality services to all its inhabitants, promoting integration and cooperation among the various subsystems. President Enrique Peña Nieto introduced the latest measure, in line with the recommendations of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) on the need to integrate health services to expand access and make more effective health resources.

 

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