Articles by Luis Méndez

Luis Méndez is Research Associate at Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas De Salud

What should countries in the Global South do about Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programs?

Posted in articles by and on June 8, 2018

In April 2018, the Council of Europe Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) adopted a statement rejecting the concept of Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) and advising its State members, hospitals and medical professionals not to engage with GKE programs. The committee argued that GKE raises important ethical concerns and perverse financial … Read more »

Confronting the soaring cost of medicines: The Latin American response

Posted in articles by , and on September 15, 2017

The Sixth Regional Meeting on the Right to Health and Health Systems took place in Santiago de Chile from 6th to 8th of September. This event gathered country representatives (ministers and vice-ministers of health), academics and other stakeholders from different countries that are part of the World Bank Initiative Salud … Read more »