• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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How does the Statutory Health Law impact investment in the sector?

 

On February 17, 2017, two years after being signed into law, the Statutory Health Law (Ley Estatutaria de Salud, LES) entered into force. The most significant change to Colombian health care in nearly 25 years, the LES makes health care a fundamental right of citizens, and this legal change has wide ramifications for the provision of services...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Colombia 2017

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection is responsible for overseeing the Colombian health care system, dictating policy and promoting health care in the country. MinSalud has become one of the most progressive ministries in the government, and its policies on topics such as price control and biosimilars are pioneering for the region. The Statutory Health Law promises an expansion of...

 

To what extent is there a need to amend the University Law to guarantee higher quality standards within Peruvian universities?

 

After nearly two decades of sustained economic growth and stability, Peru’s economy continues to expand. Economic diversification and the introduction of more technology-intensive production processes are now key to enable the country to sustain the growth rates it was able to achieve during its commodity-led boom and avoid what economists...

 

Since 2013, Peru’s health sector has been undergoing significant change as the country works to improve a system characterised by fragmentation, decentralisation and limited financing. The ongoing reform of Peru’s health sector has enabled the country to make significant strides to increase coverage and access to health care services among all...