Areas

Health

Health influences people’s lives daily and has personal as well as economic repercussions. Despite its importance, it is not a priority on the public agenda.

Historically investment in this area in Argentina has been adequate according to the country’s GDP and the national health system covers the entire territory. However, being born, giving birth, living and dying are not the same in different corners of the country, and some places have avoidable disadvantages. Health, including mental health, depends not only on the individual but also on collective well-being and the social systems that support it.

What does this mean? Something is wrong with the way health is organised in Argentina. Although investment is adequate, the results are far from equitable.

We work to strengthen the health agenda. We think of ways to reduce inequalities, build consensus to improve them and contribute to everyday issues that affect us. We want to make problems visible and propose solutions;

An equitable and sustainable health system is possible and we are working towards it.

Team

Principal Investigator

Fernando Zingman is a doctor specialising in paediatrics and adolescence. He was an adolescent doctor at the Argerich Hospital, worked in health communication and public health management for children and adolescents. He contributed strongly to the access of adolescents to health care and to the current decrease in teenage pregnancies.

Publications