Dr. Salomón Chertorivsky,
Mexico’s Minister of Health
June 18, 2012 •11:00 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Institute of the Americas, Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Dr. Chertorivsky, who worked closely with global health officials during the H1N1 pandemic, will talk about collaborative efforts to fight contagious diseases in the border region.
Before being named to the cabinet-level position by President Felipe Calderón in 2011, Dr. Chertorivsky served as national commissioner of Seguro Popular, a program to provide medical care to 49 million Mexicans who do not have access to other government-funded programs.
At 11 a.m., Dr. Juan Ramón de la Fuente, who served as Mexico’s Minister of Health in the cabinet of former President Ernesto Zedillo, will speak about the country’s health care reforms.
Following their presentation, Gov. Ivonne Ortega Pacheco of Yucatan, Mexico, will discuss her forward-looking health program, as well as efforts by her administration to protect the environment in a state which is home to a national treasure, Chichen Itza.