Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0102-311X
MACHADO, Maria Helena; PAULA, Aïda El-Khoury de y AGUIAR FILHO, Wilson. Health work in MERCOSUR: a Brazilian approach. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2007, vol.23, suppl.2, pp. S292-S301. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2007001400018.
MERCOSUR Member Countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela) have viewed the regional integration process and management of work and education in health as a concern for government, considering the health sector's specificities. Key issues are professional accreditation and harmonization of current legislation. This article discusses initiatives in the Permanent MERCOSUR Forum related to work in the health field. The Forum serves as a space for dialogue between various actors: Ministry of Health, health workers, and professional boards, with the aim of supporting the work by the Sub-Commission on Professional Development and Practice, under MERCOSUR Working Sub-Group 11, Health, aiding in the formulation of health management and education policies. The current challenge involves the creation of mechanisms for implementing joint actions to solve problems in the regulation of professional practice, especially in municipalities along the borders between MERCOSUR countries.
Palabras llave : Health Management; Health Policy; Workers.