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The Week in Health: New Era for Mexico’s Health System?


by Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker

On Monday, President López Obrador presented the National Health Plan 2019-2024 (PNS). After visiting 80 rural IMSS-Bienestar hospitals, the president said he was able to listen and gather people’s demands, as well as medical and nursing staff concerns.

Before jumping into the news, don’t miss our Interview of the Week. Mexico Health Review sat down with Everardo Barojas, Founder and CEO of Prescrypto, to talk about upcoming opportunities for digital prescriptions.


MX$40 billion (US$2.1 billion) will be invested on AMLO’S PNS to improve the overall performance of Mexico’s health system. Investment considers IMSS, ISSSTE and the already approved Health Institute for Wellness (INSABI).

Modifications on food and non-alcoholic beverages labeling aim to have a positive impact on people’s health, as they could influence buyers’ choices.

New changes to the General Health Law call for better regulation of traditional and alternative medicine.

A study made by the Infectious Disease Research Center claims that vaccinating mosquitoes can make them resist the dengue virus through their own immunological memory.


In the US, Biogen discovers that the Aducanumab treatment showed significant benefits in cognitive functions, including memory, orientation and language.

Yale University introduces multiplexed activation of endogenous genes as immunotherapy that can help locate cancer-related genes and amplify their signals.


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