Mpodera seeks a more equitable healthcare sector

A group of women from the healthcare sector joined forces to make visible barriers, break paradigms, and empower more and more women in the healthcare sector. “We want to give women the opportunity to make sustainable progress with impact”, explained Ana Dolores Roman, Country Manager for Colombia, Pfizer; “we want to help other women, and…

Preparing healthcare systems for the next pandemic

“Will pandemics be more recurrent? What should we do and how to be more prepared?” Bloomberg journalist John Frahner asked those questions to experts in the field. Clearly, this crisis will shape clinical evolution, the research and development field to prevent and combat future outbreaks or global crises. In fact, COVID-19 pandemic has changed all…

Coronavirus Treatments Media Briefing

● By searching treatments, the pharmaceutical industry is increasing the chances of emerging from the humanitarian crisis as soon as possible. August 2020 – While the search for the vaccine relentlessly continues, the industry has decided to increase the chances of ending the coronavirus crisis by seeking treatments for patients with the virus. Through research…

How pandemics have been faced in history?

Viruses, parasites and bacteria that cause diseases have always existed, mutated and appeared at different moments of world history. Recent pandemics, including COVID-19, are not new enemies of humankind, however, the way to face them has changed a lot thanks to the work of scientists, doctors and pharmacists. In fact, until the mid-19th century the…

Vaccination campaigns for children must continue

“Vaccines are one of the most powerful tools in the history of public health”, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, addressing all those who have children at their care, “and more children are now being immunized than ever before”, he explained. Nevertheless, child vaccination has declined during the coronavirus crisis. For…

Vulnerability map for COVID-19

Making decisions during a pandemic is likely the most difficult task for governments nowadays. Those decisions are always backed by science, data, and the identification of vulnerabilities in each region and city. Therefore, technology has become an important and necessary ally during the pandemic. To assist governments in the decision-making process in Colombia, a group…

LAPA training program for patient organizations in Colombia

With the purpose of providing sustainable and continuous training programs to the community of patient organizations in Latin America, LAPA started the second phase of its program in Colombia, focused on the evaluation of HTA, with the support of AFIDRO and FIFARMA. Bogotá, July 2020. The Latin American Patient Academy (LAPA) started the high-level training…