In Argentina, half the population has health insurance through their workplace or through private prepaid health plans. The other half are uninsured workers in the informal economy of day laborers, nannies, taxi drivers, small shop owners, recyclers (“cartoneros”), and street vendors who receive care in free public clinics and hospitals.
So when I talk about creating private health care for low-income Argentine households, some people have the first impression that I am trying to sell ice to Eskimos.
Continue reading “Community Cooperative Clinic Proposal for Barrio “27 de Noviembre””
In Peru, heart attacks, strokes and cancers are the most common cause of early adult deaths. Chronic vascular diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) and obesity and smoking are the most important causes of heart attacks and strokes. The most common cancers in Peru are stomach and cervical cancer. Siempre Salud and three communities lying on Peru’s south coastal desert developed a system of prevention, early detection and primary care of these illnesses at a cost that is equivalent to $3.50 per household per month (less than 3% of average household income). Continue reading “Siempre Salud’s Activities”