Articles by Pietro Dionisio

EU health project manager at Medea SRL, Florence, Italy Degree in Political Science, International Relations Cesare Alfieri School, University of Florence, Italy

2016: One of the worst years ever for the Venezuelan Health sector

Posted in articles by on January 8, 2017

A dramatic 2016 is finally over. In Venezuela, the year brought with it sinking health and social indicators, and 2017 does not bode well either. Previously-eradicated diseases such as malaria and diphtheria have resurfaced. Maternal and pediatric healthcare services are steadily collapsing, and malnourishment among children is on the rise. … Read more »

Something is moving in Mexico! Steps towards Universal Health Coverage

Posted in articles by and on July 15, 2016

“Seguro Popular” has improved healthcare in Mexico providing health coverage to millions of Mexicans. Since 2003/2004 noteworthy achievements have been reached. Unfortunately, many challenges are still at stage. The healthcare system is still too fragmented forcing individuals to face unbelievable out of pocket payments. Since the last June the Government … Read more »

India and the issue of open defecation: An ongoing battle

Posted in articles by on February 8, 2016

    The issue of open defecation persists in India leaving millions vulnerable to disease. Is India’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Clean India Mission the solution to this deeply entrenched social and structural issue?   Train travel on Indian railways – one of the largest train networks in the … Read more »