We’re transforming Latin America’s healthcare systems
Since the 1950s, Latin America has made great strides towards better healthcare, with life expectancy increasing across the continent. Despite enormous progress, the region still faces several healthcare challenges, including differences in access to quality healthcare.
Movement Health aspires to a future where all people have access to the healthcare they need to live longer and better lives. With the UN goal of reducing premature mortality by one third by 2030 in mind, Movement Health works on the ground in Latin America with patients, governments, health leaders and the private and third sectors to prepare health systems for the demands of the future, and supports them in adopting the necessary innovation to achieve better healthcare for all.
Igniting healthcare innovation through public-private partnerships, we help countries in Latin America to develop and scale cutting-edge, sustainable healthcare solutions that save lives, prevent disease and enhance healthcare equity and quality.
Despite broad economic and cultural differences, there are many similar healthcare challenges across Latin America that could be addressed via cross-border collaboration, including access and continuity of care, digital infrastructure, data gathering and innovation in biosciences.
Movement Health 2030 aims to contribute to the creation of a long-term, strategic and holistic approach to transforming healthcare in Latin America, combining policy and innovation to ensure quality healthcare for generations to come.
Movement Health 2030 focuses on shifting policy in Latin America around three central topics:
1. Improving digital health infrastructures.
2. Increasing health and digital literacy among citizens and healthcare practitioners.
3. Making resource use as efficient as possible.
In Argentina, 61% of the population has access to public healthcare and 13.6% has private coverage. However, the quality of care is often not good enough to prevent death or disability, with high costs for both the patient and the system. There are multiple risk factors, from lifestyle to comorbidities, making it difficult for the system to have adequate management. The challenge is to build interoperable, agile systems in Argentina, along with mature federal regulations for preserving patient confidentiality.
According to official statistics, 100,000 people die annually due to cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of premature death
Fundación Bunge & Born
The Bunge y Born Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 1963. It develops innovative, scalable and evidence-based solutions to contribute to the well-being of people and society. It also promotes scientific and technological research, and individual initiatives through awards, subsidies and scholarships.
Brazil’s constitutional right to healthcare encompasses primary, secondary and tertiary, but there are huge challenges in providing quality coverage to all its 214 million citizens. Brazil devoted only 10.5% of its public budget to health in 2019, well below the OECD average of 15.3%. Rates of obesity are on the rise, while harmful alcohol consumption has tripled to 17.1% in just six years. More preventative measures and better efficiencies are needed to address these and other lifestyle-related conditions, as well as the challenges of an ageing population.
Secretaria Do Ceará
The Secretariat of Health of the State of Ceará (Sesa) is an organ of direct administration of the state government. It´s the link between regional governments and the central state.
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is one of the most prominent scientific institutions for R&D in biological sciences in Latin America. It promotes health and social development while generating and disseminating scientific and technological knowledge.
The UFMG Support Foundation (Fundep) is a private, non-profit organisation that provides education, research, extension and institutional development projects for the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and other institutions. It supports and promotes research through advice on project design, funding and resource management.
Waiting times in Chile increased 365% during the COVID-19 pandemic. The national average is now 157.3 days, and among the patients most affected are those with lung cancer, with a total of 3,969 new cases diagnosed in 2020. This is exacerbated by a lack of unified and standardised prioritisation criteria and a fragmentation in decision-making across all levels of care. Absenteeism and lack of operational efficiency inside institutions also affects waiting times and leads to ineffective care.
The population in Chile as of 2020 was a total of 19.1 million. The World Bank estimates that 2.1 million people are part of a waiting list, equivalent to 11.5% of the population.
In 2020, 3969 lung cancers were diagnosed in Chile or 7.3% of all cancers.
A total of 20,694 people died waiting for care in 2020. Of these, 18,962 people died on the waiting list for a consultation or non-GES surgery.
The National Center on Health Information Systems contributes to improving people's health care through the promotion and adoption of information technologies in the public and private sectors, boosting the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in digital health.
Instituto Nacional del Tórax
The Instituto Nacional del Tórax contributes to the development of the public health system as a leader in the care of people with complex cardiopulmonary pathologies. It is committed to the development of human capital and incorporation of state-of-the-art technologies into healthcare.
Universidad de Chile
Founded in 1842, the University of Chile is the main and oldest institution of higher education in the country.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Colombia. Three out of every 10 citizens also suffer from diabetes, while 1.6% of the population has been diagnosed with epilepsy. The challenge is to improve access to services, continuity of care, interconnection between healthcare providers and the collection of patient data, enabling the use of digital technologies and interoperability to increase citizen empowerment over its own health management.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Colombia.
According to the Ministry of Health, three out of 10 Colombians suffer from diabetes.
in 2021, 767,251 patients were diagnosed with epilepsy.
Así Vamos en Salud
Así Vamos en Salud carries out measurement and analysis of health-sector indicators based on official sources to obtain national information. Its work is supported by academia, the foundational sector, provider institutions, health insurers and the pharmaceutical industry.
Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.
Coosalud is a non-profit organisation, one of the largest insurance companies in Colombia and a top-ranked health promoting company (EPS).
Fundación Santa Fe
The Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation is a private entity whose mission is to lead and positively influence the health sector and contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities.
Promonorte is a business group specialising in comprehensive health-risk management. It has a team of more than 28 professionals and over 3,000 tests available in the areas of chemistry, hematology, immunology, hormones, microscopy, automated microbiology and molecular tests.
Promocosta is a company committed to the continuous improvement of the quality of life, offering services based on health-management strategies and healthcare and education programs.
Hospital de Baranoa
The Hospital de Baranoa provides comprehensive care to patients, their families, the community and other environments. We have a vocation for service, prioritising patient safety and meeting the needs of all interested parties. We also participate in the development of academic training practices.
Costa Rica has an integrated health system (public-private) that ensures universal access. The promotion of healthy lifestyles and preventative measures is also an integral part of Costa Rican society. But despite the country's high health coverage (94.4%), the system is struggling to maintain its level of care due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing and ageing population. Long waiting lists and delayed treatments are thus having a high impact on the quality of life.
By 2027, Costa Rica's Social Security expenditures will be less than the income received, causing an economic gap.
Today, waiting lists in areas of medicine such as orthopedics are 792 days, while neurosurgery patients have to wait 655 days.
AUGE is the University Agency for Entrepreneurship Management of the University of Costa Rica. It provides training, boosts entrepreneurship within the University and promotes innovative projects and dynamic organisations to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development within the country.
Cámara Costarricense de la Salud
The Costa Rican Chamber of Health is a private organisation that promotes, through its associates, the responsible development of the Costa Rican health sector.
Hospital Clínica Bíblica
Hospital Clínica Bíblica is a leading medical institution, providing certified high-quality services through up-to-date medical equipment and technology and more than 80 specialties.
The Metropolitan Hospital is a medical alternative that combines excellent service, impeccable quality and an affordable price, according to the capacity of its users.
Ecuador’s health system is seen as one of the most efficient globally in terms of life expectancy and relative and absolute health spending. Healthcare is covered by the public and private sectors, and a national health system provides free medical care to all residents, regardless of income. However, the country still struggles with shortages of staff, medicines and equipment, and healthcare coverage is much lower in rural areas. Low-income communities are also vulnerable to malnutrition, poor sanitation and weak preventative measures.
IMPAQTO is the first B-corporation in Ecuador. It supports social entrepreneurs from Latin America in turning their ideas into businesses with a positive social, environmental and cultural impact.
According to the 2020 census, 70.9% of Mexicans are covered by public healthcare, with 2.3% of the population insured through the private sector. This leaves 32 million Mexicans (26.5%) with no access to any form of healthcare, a situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also a shortage of medical professionals, with just 1.95 doctors per 100,000 people. Infant mortality is the highest in the OECD, and the country also struggles with high rates of obesity (32.4%) and diabetes (15.9%).
Carlos Slim Foundation
Carlos Slim Foundation develops high-impact programmes focused on the most vulnerable populations in Latin America in areas such as education, employment, health, human development, economic development and environmental protection.
In Peru, 64% of the population rely on public healthcare. However, there are many challenges when it comes to the efficiency of budget allocation and spending across governmental levels, along with a lack of human resources. This is especially acute at the regional level, which is responsible for 40% of public spending on health. This leads to inequities in access to and quality of care and, overall, lower healthcare coverage for the population.
Since 2010, the execution of health expenditure has been 85% on average.
Health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in Peru was no more than 5.2% in 2018, compared with 12.5% in OECD countries and almost 8% in Latin America.
Anaemia in Peruvian children has a prevalence of 43.6%, with more than one million children suffering from this diagnosis.
Delivery Associates helps governments and social-impact organisations turn ambitious goals into everyday reality for people all over the world.
Gobierno Regional de Cusco
Cusco Regional Government organises and conducts regional public management, within the framework of national and sectoral policies, to contribute to the integral and sustainable development of the region.
Cámara de Comercio de Lima
The Cámara de Comercio de Lima is a leading business union. It promotes the development of free enterprise by facilitating business opportunities, providing assistance and services, and boosting competitiveness.
Uruguay is one of the most advanced countries in terms of electronic medical records (EMRs), but there is still a need for more effective use of the data. The quality of information depends on health professionals, who have limited consultation time, while the quality of analyses depends on working with datasets from all organisations and, therefore, on interoperability agreements. So any data-driven decisions require new models based on the needs of patients.
The National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) is a government entity that makes funds available to the public for research projects, national and international postgraduate scholarships and incentive programs for innovative culture and entrepreneurship, both in the private and public sectors.