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Salud Pública de México

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LEDO, Carmen  and  SORIA, René. The health system of Bolivia. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, suppl.2, pp. s109-s119. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342011000800007.

This paper describes the Bolivian health system, including its structure and organization, its financing sources, its health expenditure, its physical, material and humans resources, its stewardship activities and the its health research institutions. It also discusses the most recent policy innovations developed in Bolivia: the Maternal and Child Universal Insurance, the Program for the Extension of Coverage to Rural Areas, the Family, Community and Inter-Cultural Health Model and the cash-transfer program Juana Azurduy intended to strengthen maternal and child care.

Keywords : health system; social security; Bolivia.

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