AS/COA’s Healthcare Series addresses key challenges and growing opportunities in healthcare across the Americas through private meetings with policy makers, roundtable discussions, and public forums. It features experts and leaders from government, industry, and academia to promote dialogue on innovative and sustainable healthcare in Latin America. The Series will culminate in a set of policy recommendations to be shared with stakeholders.
The Series provides a platform for COA corporate members to engage with key stakeholders on best practices in meeting the growing demand for access to quality healthcare, and creating innovative solutions that promote inclusion, competitiveness, and regional economic development.
- Innovation in Healthcare
- Health as a driver of social and economic growth
- The role of enabling conditions in supporting health innovation
- Using data to support evidence-based health policy
- Digitalization of healthcare
- Sustainability of Healthcare
- Innovative healthcare financing models
- Financing healthcare innovation: impact, challenges, and opportunities
Opportunities are available for COA corporate members to sponsor the Healthcare Series.
2020 Healthcare Series Sponsors
Council of the Americas hosted the Ecuadoran health minister to discuss the South American country's COVID-19 response. Watch the public health expert discuss the topic.
Please join the Council of the Americas for a private, off-the-record conversation on the transformation of Chile’s healthcare model, the role of primary care and the digital agenda.
September 24, 2020
The health minister explained the strategy behind the government’s response to the pandemic and highlighted the importance of working with academia and the private sector....
Video: A Conversation with Dr. Julie Gerberding about Building Health System Resilience in the Americas
July 30, 2020
“Health security is national security,” said the Merck executive and former head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
June 03, 2020
As Latin America becomes the new global coronavirus epicenter, public health experts and private healthcare leaders discussed how technology advances and regional coordination might improve healthcare in the region....
May 04, 2020
COA hosted the Dominican Republic's Executive Director of the Presidential Committee for COVID-19 Response Amado Alejandro Báez....
April 29, 2020
Watch experts from the public and private sectors discuss what governments and businesses should be doing to facilitate medical supply chain management in healthcare....
VOA: Eric Farnsworth - "Regional Coordination of Pandemics Needs to Be Strengthened"
Monday, April 20, 2020
"Most countries at this point are just wrapped up in their own domestic crises," said the AS/COA vice president about COVID-19 in Latin America....
April 03, 2020
Journalists from AFP, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and NPR joined AS/COA in a conversation about fighting misinformation and covering the impact of the pandemic in the region....
April 08, 2020
Experts discussed shifts in the China-Latin America relations since the pandemic hit the region....
April 03, 2020
AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal speaks with the International Monetary Fund’s Director for the Western Hemisphere Department Alejandro Werner about the difficult economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the policy response from the region’s governments so far, and what the IMF can do to help....
March 27, 2020
Experts from Venezuela and the United States discussed the conditions to combat the pandemic amid a political and economic crisis....
March 12, 2020
Experts from ECLAC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, World Bank, and the World Health Organization discussed the pandemic and how countries can best mitigate its effects....
April 10, 2019
The response to Venezuela's health crisis should be "region-led and not U.S.-led," said Secretary Alex Azar, though Washington will provide support and resources....
LatAm in Focus: Dr. Julio Frenk on the Coronavirus Pandemic in an Age of Populism
Monday, March 16, 2020
“We need to understand that health security is national and global security,” says the University of Miami president and ex-Health Minister of Mexico....
June 13, 2013
AS/COA hosted a forum discussing how technology is maximizing health care in Latin America, and how business and government can collaborate to distribute these innovative solutions more widely and efficiently....
LatAm in Focus: Six Weeks to Fix Venezuela's Health Crisis
Friday, July 21, 2017
Venezuela's government could solve its malnutrition crisis—if it wanted to. Caritas Venezuela's Susana Raffalli explains how....