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Speaker on healthcare system

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Sandra Trevino provided an overview of the healthcare system in Mexico. She described how the regions of the country are different -- with the north being more developed, with higher incomes and educational levels, as well as better access to health services, resulting in better health. The center part of the nation has medium development, medium income and mixed educational levels. The southern part of the nation has low levels of development, lower incomes and lower levels of education.

Sandra described the differences between private and public health care.

She described the following relevant health issues
Cardovascular diseases
road traffic accidents
gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases
conception prevention
pregnancy in adolescents
cesarean practices
women's health
maternal & child deaths
nutritional health
tobacco usage
deaths caused by violence
domestic violence
aging process & experiences
health promotion issues