WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
As Mexico’s demographic profile and economy change over time, the country is facing a wide array of new public health challenges, from an ageing population to the rise of non-communicable diseases. In fact, the country now faces a “double burden” of disease: while policy-makers and public health officials continue to deal with the problems of infectious disease and under-nutrition, they are experiencing a rapid growth in disease risk factors such as obesity, particularly in urban settings. This combination of problems causes both bifurcation and extra costs for public health policy.
The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto has taken a varied approach to health policy thus far. Although committing to a universal health care system, the necessary resources have not yet been made available, and a wholesale reform of the system remains pending. In isolated areas, such as obesity, the government has sought to use fiscal policy to address the problem, but has failed to adopt a more comprehensive and consolidated strategy.
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to our Mexico Public Health Forum 2016 to discuss the current state of public health policy, offering an overview of the health care system and its challenges.
Welcome & Introduction
Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
Pablo Kuri Morales
Mexican Undersecretary of Health Prevention and Promotion
An Overview of Mexico’s Public Health Challenges
Managing Director, ManattJones Global Strategies
Director – Mexico Practice, McLarty Associates
Executive Director, Global Health Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce