Growth and development in the health sector depends on a delicate balance. Health authorities and companies need to understand that balance and respect all industry participants, from SMEs to multinationals. And, during bad times, key players must put the bad times behind and continue working toward the future. The Senate is determining the legislative structure for cannabis use, which should be ready in the coming months. With that, future clinical and industrial possibilities will come clear.
INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK!
Before jumping into this week’s news, don’t forget to read our Interview of the Week. Mexico Health Review talked with Raúl Jacobo, Health Manager of CHG-Meridian México, about how flexible financial schemes can help companies achieve their mid and long-term goals.
- Mexicans pay an average of MX$4,388 a year directly from their pocket to treat diseases and maintain their health, said AMIS. Only 52 percent of the population is treated by public medical institutions like IMSS and ISSSTE, while 48 percent solve any illness, accident or health complication through private insurance or out-of-pocket spending.
- Starting on September 27, Mexicali will host the Third Planning Meeting of the 19th Mexico-United States Binational Health Week organized by the US -Mexico Border Health Commission (CSFMEU). The meeting will gather public health officials from both countries to define the priorities, objectives and strategies regarding health in the region.
- The Senate readies regulatory framework for the recreational use of marijuana. Senators said the creation of legislation that regulates the scientific, medical, industrial and recreational use of cannabis is an ongoing process and they will not stop until they create a legal framework that lives up to the circumstances.
- Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer Varela presented the Annual Pediatric Research Award “Aarón Sáenz 2018.” Winners were recognized for their contributions to knowledge about pulmonary tuberculosis, the herpes virus, biomarkers for chronic non-communicable diseases.
Industry Analyst and Journalist at Mexico Business Publishing