By Nattanan23

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.


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.

  • 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.
Alessa Flores

by Alessa Flores

Industry Analyst and Journalist at Mexico Business Publishing

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