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PIH conference will convene health experts from across the region

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

A patient receives care from a health worker with Compañeros En Salud.
Compañeros En Salud has provided medical care and social support in the Sierra Madre region of Chiapas for more than a decade. Photo by Paola Rodriguez / Partners In Health.

On October 5 and 6, Compañeros En Salud, as Partners In Health is known in Mexico, will bring together an array of health experts—from midwives to epidemiologists—for a conference on global health and social medicine in Latin America.

The conference, which will be held virtually and in Spanish, will convene experts from across Latin America to discuss a range of topics, including: the impact of COVID-19 on HIV care; the role of primary care services in guaranteeing reproductive autonomy; integrating mental health into primary care; and the history, trends, and future of community health in Latin America.

Additionally, the conference will explore Compañeros En Salud’s decade of work in the Sierra Madre region of Chiapas, examining how Compañeros has delivered care and resources for rural, impoverished communities and how that work can serve as a model for health services in rural communities across Latin America.

Conference organizers hope the event will connect health professionals throughout Latin America and spark engaging conversations, bringing the region one step closer to achieving the United Nations' goal of achieving universal health coverage by 2030.

Speakers will include Dr. Eliette Valladares Cardoza of the World Health Organization, Dr. María del Rocío Sáenz of the University of Costa Rica and Costa Rica’s former Minister of Health, Elsa Santos of the United Nations Population Fund, Laura Sánchez of the National Institute of Epidemiology in Argentina, and Dr. Jimena Maza of Compañeros En Salud.

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