In its initial stage, 14 interventions have been
agreed such as MRIs and intensive care for newborns, children and adults, who
will be able to be treated by any of the institutions in the sector, he said.
The president led the ceremony commemorating World
Mexico is an example of leadership and innovation
for the Americas in health: Pan American Health Organization
today, President Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera
de Peña, led the ceremony to commemorate World Health Day, during which he
witnessed the signing of the National Agreement towards the Universalization of
Health Services, signed by the Ministry of Health, the Mexican Social Security
Institute (IMSS), the Institute of Social Security and Services for State
Workers (ISSSTE), and the Governors of Baja California Sur, the State of Mexico
and Oaxaca, the first three states to join the Agreement.
At the XXI
Century National Medical Center of the IMSS, President Peña Nieto said that the
signing of this Agreement, “Creates a framework for cooperation that will
gradually lead us to the universalization and portability of health care in our
words, this Agreement is the first step for patients to have access to the
medical services they require, regardless of the health or social security
institution to which they belong.
He said that,
“It creates a new form of coordination between the Ministry of Health, federal
social security institutions and health service providers in the states with a
cross-cutting, human rights approach.”
that in order to implement it properly, specific cooperation agreements will be
signed, in order to achieve better use of hospital infrastructure, the orderly
use of financial resources and optimal performance of human capital.”
declared that in its initial stage, 14 interventions have been agreed such as
MRIs and intensive care for newborns, children and adults, who will be able to
be treated by any of the institutions in the sector.”
interventions are listed below:
1. Adult intensive care (day stay).
2. Pediatric intensive care (day stay).
6. (Visual) evoked potentials.
7. Stress tests.
9. Magnetic resonance.
10. Neonatal intensive care unit (prematurity).
12. Physiological postpartum period and delivery care.
13. Caesarean section
Peña Nieto said that, “It is by combining wills and acting with joint
responsibility that Mexican state institutions work together to make health
care for the population as a whole both effective and equitable.”
He said that
the government will work to enable the authorities of the 32 states to be part
of this new coordination scheme, and congratulated the governors of Baja
California Sur, the State of Mexico and Oaxaca on being the three first states
to join the Agreement.
He said that,
“Celebrating World Health Day is nothing more than keeping in mind what should
be a permanent memory: health is the basis of the development of any
society. Health is the highest priority for this
health is essential for the full development of human capacities. One of the government’s key commitments is therefore to ensure that
Mexicans enjoy the constitutional right to health protection in their everyday
vision, he added, “We join the efforts of the World Health Organization for the
prevention and control of diabetes.” This World Health Day is therefore,
“Dedicated to raising awareness about this silent disease, which represents one
of the biggest challenges in the societies of our time.”
that in Mexico, its incidence is particularly high, since 33 per cent of
children and 70 per cent of adults are overweight or obese, major risk factors
associated with this condition.” Given this reality, it is essential to strengthen
self-care actions: ”Insofar as everyone adopt healthier habits, we
will have a stronger society and therefore a healthier nation.”
At the event,
President Peña Nieto presented the Dr. Eduardo Liceaga Award to Manuel Ruiz de Chávez
Guerrero, whom he recognized for his leadership, perseverance and dedication in
the field of health, academia and public service.
presented the Dr. Miguel Otero Award for Clinical Research to Miguel
Ángel Mercado Díaz; the Dr. Gerardo Varela Award for Public Health to Miguel
Ángel Lezana Fernández; the Dr. Manuel Velasco Suárez Award in the field of
Neurology and Neurosurgery to Rogelio Gutierrez Revuelta; the Dr. Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz Award in the area of Mental Health to Antonio
Ruiz Taviel; and the Dr. Ignacio Chávez award for Medical Humanism to Carlos
presented the Martin de la Cruz Awards for Chemical and Biological Research to
Miguel Ángel Rodriguez Avila; the Dr. Chorné y Salazar Award in Stomatology to Rolando Gonzalo Peniche; the
Nurse Isabel Cendala y Gómez Award for Public Health and Community Nursing to
Zenaida Martínez Blanco; the Lucy Salcido Nursing Assistant Award to Francisca
López Sandoval for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Work in her field and
the Dr. Guillermo Soberón Acevedo Award for Institution
Building to José Luis Ramírez Arias.
congratulated the winners on behalf of himself and his wife who, he said, has
devoted herself to issues concerning health, because the human factor is one of
the most important resources for achieving adequate medical service provision.
that without health professionals, doctors and nurses, committed to the society
they serve, it would not have been possible to achieve the progress, which, “We
must admit, has been made for the benefit of health in our country.”
THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT SEEKS TO ACHIEVE THE UNIVERSALIZATION OF HEALTH
SERVICES AND THE RATIONAL USE OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE: JOSÉ NARRO ROBLES
Health José Narro Robles said that since diabetes is a major issue in Mexico and
the world, we must advance prevention, early diagnosis and timely treatment to
save the lives of patients and avoid unnecessary complications.
He added that
since diabetes is a major health challenge in our country, World Health Day is
a suitable framework for complying with the president’s instruction to advance
the universalization of health services and the rational use of available
declared, the National Agreement towards the Universalization of Health
Services, signed today, is a start to achieving the objective of the universalization of health services in Mexico.
We must redouble our efforts to make HEALTH
FOR everyone A REALITY: PAHO
Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), described
Mexico as, “An example of leadership and innovation for the Americas” and
congratulated President Enrique Peña Nieto on the major political decisions
taken for the good of the population including the launch of the National
Strategy against Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes.
other actions, she said, “Have served as an example to many countries in the
region and the world.” She therefore congratulated the president on these
she mentioned the creation of a tax on sugary drinks and other high-calorie
products, new labeling and the banning of the advertising of these products in
children's schedules, as well as the opening of the Diabetes Clinic at the
National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition. She declared
that the disease is the fourth leading cause of deaths in the region, many of
which are premature.
All of them,
she said, are public policies are taken for the good of the Mexican population,
and, “We must tell everyone that together we can reverse the diabetes
noted that another issue in which Mexico is advancing systematically and
consistently is universal health. “Mexico and the Americas have been walking this
route for years and have taken important steps to achieve the right to health
for everyone without discrimination,” she said.
said, “We must redouble our efforts to make health for everyone a reality.”
that the new Sustainable Development Goals came into effect on January 1 of
this year. “One of these objectives is to guarantee a
healthier life and promote well-being for everyone at any age by 2030. To
achieve this, one of the goals asks us to achieve universal health coverage,”
BIOETHICS, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY OF THE NATIONAL UNIVERSAL
HEALTH SYSTEM: MANUEL RUIZ DE CHÁVEZ GUERRERO
On behalf of
the winners, Manuel Ruiz de Chávez Guerrero said that for the first time ever, in its instruments to guide democratic
planning, the government has made
bioethics a management and development policy of the National Universal Health System.
said, “He was extremely proud to receive this award, in the full awareness of what
it represents; and congratulated President Enrique Peña Nieto on promoting
health in general and bioethics in particular.”
He said that
in Mexico, “We have resumed international leadership,” by chairing the XII
World Congress of Bioethics in Mexico City, Thinking about the Future Leads us
to Move the World, as well as the X Global Summit of National Bioethics Commissions,
Opening Trails throughout the World, with the invaluable support of the
National Council of Science and Technology.
de Chávez Guerrero said that his service to medicine is only a small
contribution to a great project. “For 40 years, I have promoted the teaching and
practice of medicine, research and innovation in health, and the dialogue
between medicine and the law,” he declared.
that he has participated in strategic projects to ensure the coverage and
quality of care, decentralization and strengthening of state health systems,
including reconstruction and reorganization as a result of the earthquakes in