Building on previous success, looking for new opportunities
Our Policy and Global Development team worked hard throughout 2021 to expand the dialogue with global health players in Latin America. For example, we took part in high-level discussions and fora in the region, including the co-leadership (together with the Lancet Migration Initiative and the Pan American Health Organisation) of the Health and Migration Working Group for the upcoming 4th Ibero-American Forum on Migration.
We are also collaborating with the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) on the establishment of an Ibero-American Epidemiology Observatory in order to improve preparedness and response to health emergencies in the region. Along similar lines, we signed an institutional agreement with Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) to formalise ongoing joint activities and chart a path for new areas of collaboration. And our successful experience with the Chagas Platform in Bolivia, where we first began our research and translation activities, has allowed us to scale up the model to the rest of the country and extend it to Paraguay.
Our cooperation with Latin America goes beyond a common language and history—it reflects our belief in international cooperation as a means to achieve global health impact.