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OAS and ALAMI Join Forces to Address Health Emergencies

  July 18, 2022

OAS and ALAMI Join Forces to Address Health Emergencies
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American Association of Private Health Systems (ALAMI) agreed today to join forces to coordinate effective responses to support the governments of the hemisphere in dealing with health emergencies, with a special focus on the most vulnerable groups.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro said the agreement signed today at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC will serve to prioritize transformative initiatives with equity as a goal, and with the common objective of improving the health and well-being of all the peoples of the Americas. "Building on the opportunities and lessons learned from the pandemic, we will work to drive the necessary changes towards more sustainable and resilient health systems," added the Secretary General.

For his part, ALAMI President Cristian Mazza expressed his confidence that the actions promoted as a result of the agreement will have a positive impact on the health of the hemisphere's citizens. "The joint work is aimed at generating equity and efficiency in the region's health systems," added the head of ALAMI.

ALAMI is a non-profit civil association created in 1980, which brings together for-profit and non-profit Associations of Entities that provide private medical coverage in eleven countries in the region. Its headquarters are in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Reference: FNE-122732