Transcript of "Eduardo Espinoza, Viceminister of Health El Salvador, Central America"
HiAP:Health Promotionand Health ReformEduardo EspinozaViceminister of HealthEl Salvador, Central AmericaA Country Perspective
HEALTH REFORM: AN INTEGRAL RESPONSE TO 70YEARS OF ABANDONMENT AND PRIVATIZATIONHealth as a public good and as a guaranteed human right bythe state.Reorients National Health System towards health promotionand Comprehensive Primary Health CareStrengthens community organization, social participation andintersectoral workPromotes the constant search for EQUITYIdentifies and tackles social determination of health2
8 Priority axis(Social participation is a cross-cutting axis)Comprehensive healthservicesnetworkNationalHealthForumNationalHealthInstituteIntersectoralworkDrugsMedicalEmergencySystemHumanResourcesDevelopmentUniqueHealthInformationSystem4
Defending the right to waterof mining pollution
CISALUD has collectively identified andprioritized the issues to be addressed within theCommissionWaterFood SecurityDrugsEnvironmentWorking conditionsChildhood and youthLifestylesChronic diseasesCommunicablediseasesDisastersIntersectoriality6
It is approached throughemblematic cases/problemsEnvironmentPoisoning ofchildren due tobatteries fromRecord factoriesTHREAT to waterand health frommining exploitationof the Cerro Blanco(Guatemala) andSanta Marta (ElSalvador)CHRONIC KIDNEYDISEASEAnd its relationshipwithAGROCHEMICALS(pesticides)
Main Achievements of CISALUDInstitutional Leadership and creation of interinstitutionalalliances.Identification and response to Social Determination ofHealthCommitment of agencies with agreed upon policies andplansEffective space for addressing epidemics, disasters andother emergencies.Strengthening of the National Civil Protection SystemIt has provided a space and given voice to the population
The Real Threat:The presentdevelopmentmodelAre we brave enough, do we have the courageto meet the challengesand change before it is too late?