Theme: South-South cooperation in health vis-à-vis regional integration processes.
Lecturer: Dr. Rodolfo Rodriguez
Former Minister of Health of Argentina. Doctor from the National University of Córdoba. Graduate studies in public health. Master in health management and Health management systems.
Presentation of the lecturer – Technical cooperation in regional integration processes (Spanish – PDF)
Moderator: Ricardo Caldas
Associate Professor of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Brasilia and Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Studies in the same University.
Coordinator: Dr. Maria Alice Fortunato Barbosa
Presentation of the coordinator
On 26 May the fourth meeting of 2011 the “Cycle of Debates on Bioethics, and Health Diplomacy” was held and sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (NETHIS), in partnership with the graduate program in bioethics at the University of Brasilia, with support of the Regional Direction of Brasilia of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ Brasília) and of PAHO/WHO/Brazil. This meeting was about the cycle theme “South-South Cooperation in health vis-à-vis regional integration processes” and was attended, as a lecturer, by Dr. Rodolfo Rodriguez; as moderator, by Dr. Ricardo Caldas and, as coordinator, by Dr. Mary Alice Fortunato Barbosa. Dr. Rodolfo Rodriguez held an exhibition of the health framework in Mercosur, in historical perspective. He addressed what has occurred and what it is predicted for the future, both in the particular context of Mercosur as in a broader reflection on other regional bloc – Unasur. This cycle of debates represented once again a relevant contribution to the construction of NETHIS works. Especially, it is important to refer to the comparison between the Unasur and Mercosur, or rather the need to differentiate their characteristics, which reflects on the agenda of both institutions.
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