the policy journal for our hemisphere americas Q UA RT E R LY suMMer 2010
FeaTure sec Tion
to health care is one
of the hemisphere’s
society and business
are now moving in
innovative ways to
Our Special Section
on health care starts
on page 46
48 The Five Cs of Universal Health Care
64 The Mobile Revolution in Rural Health Care
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Cuba take
different paths to the same goal.
Access to your doctor—any place, any time.
55 charticle: Latin America’s Bill of Health
The region’s advances in infant mortality, life
expectancy and other key indicators over 50 years.
66 Filling the Gap Donika DiMovska
How to help the region’s neediest patients.
60 Health Care Goes Local
72 Lessons from the Mexican Reform
ThoMas John Bosser T
Does decentralization improve the delivery
of medical services?
Dr. Julio Frenk
Seguro Popular ’s far-reaching impact.
74 Who’s Covered?
Diana orcés anD aMy erica sMi Th
Data from the 2010 AmericasBarometer surveys.