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17:30 - 19:00 17 January 2014

The Governance of public health in Mexico


Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, FSI Senior Fellow, Stanford University

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros will be discussing how around the world public health interventions have dramatically changed the life chances of millions. Life expectancy has increased and fewer children die prematurely at an early age. Deaths from infectious diseases have been reduced as the world moves through the epidemiological transition; and the coverage of health systems has increased making life saving interventions more accessible. However, health performance is characterized by large inequalities. Patients are often treated with little dignity particularly when they are poor and health systems tend to be relatively unaccountable to citizens. In fact, public health tends to be a realm of experts and where citizens have little information regarding the relative performance of their health systems or the way in which health expenditure is used.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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