Juan Gabriel Gay-Molina

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There is a widespread interest in strengthening the quality agenda in low- and middle-income countries, but the optimal strategies for achieving this are not well defined. We offer an appraisal of the health challenges these countries are confronting, the resources and services provided by their health systems and the spectrum of options between policy and(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the performance of clinical data and the rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT) in diagnosing influenza H1N1, and analyze the cost-benefit of using this diagnostic tool. METHODS The RIDT was used for patients who came to four hospitals in Mexico City with an influenza-like illness (ILI) in October and November 2009. The diagnostic(More)
Compared to a decade ago, nearly three times as many drugs for rare diseases are slated for development. This article addresses the market access issues associated with orphan drug status in Europe and the United States in contrast to the legislation in five Latin American (LA) countries that have made strides in this regard--Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile(More)
Not always public policies for the advocacy of citizen rights meet their goal, among other things, because between their formulation and their implementation there is a lack of appropriate structures to generate, articulate and execute these policies. This has been the case of Mexico regarding the advocacy of the rights of non smokers. Very few has been(More)
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