Date and place:
- Date: February, 12-13 2018
- Place: Bizkaia Aretoa. Abandoibarra Etorbidea, 3. 48009 Bilbao (Google maps)
Experts from the health field at the international and local levels and from international cooperation will discuss the unknown but latent aspects of privatization and commodification of health systems with a global-local approach. This sharing will allow the interrelation of experiences from both the North and the South, giving a broader and more critical view of different health models and their contexts.
This is a conference mainly aimed at health professionals (Accreditation of Health Interest Recognition in process), people belonging to NGDOs, coordinators, social movements, students, health careers in institutions and the general public.
The health system is a determinant of health that can contribute to reducing or increasing social inequalities in health. The way in which health and health care is considered, from a social rights approach as a public good or, on the contrary, as a commodity or private property, will determine both equal access to it by all groups of people. Population, as well as the quality of health care received.
The conference will present the main conclusions drawn from the research “The State as a guarantor of health in the face of threats of privatization and commodification: the case of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the CAV”, carried out by OPIK-Investigation Group of Health and Demographic Change Determinants of the EHU / UPV The documentary based on this research will also be screened.
These days are the framework of the project “Free Trade, Companies and Governments: Negotiating with Health” funded by the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation and organized by medicusmundi Bizkaia and UPV / EHU.
The category of Medical Interest for the days is being processed.
12 february, monday
- 17:00-17:30 INAUGURATION
Basque Agency for Development Cooperation
University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV)
- 17:30-18:30 OPENING CONFERENCE
Contextualising universal health coverage and the state as duty bearer. Facts and myths about the commercialisation and privatisation of health.
Eduardo Espinoza. Vice-Minister of Health Politics of El Salvador
- 18:30-19.30 DOCUMENTARY FILM PRESENTATION AND SCREENING
The state as duty bearer of the right to health in Central America and the Basque Country.
13 february, tuesday
- 9.00-9:30 REGISTRATION
- 9:30-9.45 PRESENTATION OF THE SYMPOSIUM AND THE PROJECT
The state as health duty bearer in response to the threats of privatisation and commercialisation; the situation in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the Basque Country.
Ricardo Fernández. medicusmundi bizkaia
Elena Rodríguez. EHU/UPV
- 9.45-10.30 MAIN RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE STUDY
OPIK-EHU/UPV Research Group on Social Determinants of Health and Demographic Change
- 10.30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
- 11.00- 13:00 DIFFERENT REALITIES SURROUNDING HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
MODERATED BY: Iratxe Amiano. EHU/UPV
Basque reality (30’)
Expert in Basque Public Health System
Central American reality (30’)
Jorge Irazola. medicusmundi NAM
African reality (20’’)
Iván Zahínos. medicusmundi mediterránea
‘The struggle continues’ (40’)
Presentation of the documentary
- 13.00-13:30 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
- 13:30-15:30 LUNCH
- 15.30-17.30 ROUND TABLE: THREATS TO HEALTH AND EQUITY IN HEALTH IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS
MODERATED BY: Remco van de Pas. medicusmundi internacional
The Basque situation
Elena Aldasoro. Director of Health Department. Basque Government
The state level
Rosa Urbanos. PhD in economics. UCM
The international level
Anuj Kapilashrami. Lecturer in Global Health Policy. The University of Edinburgh
The situation of impoverished countries
Lucrecia Hernández. Ex-Minister for Health of Guatemala
- 17:30-18:00 CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE
Carlos Mediano. President of medicusmundi international.
- 18:00 CLOSURE OF THE CONFERENCE