Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Health reform in Latin America to be discussed

Health systems reform in Latin America is the subject of a seminar on Tuesday, April 26, at noon at the La Follette School.

Visiting professor Jorge Papadopulos, a board member of Uruguay's national health administration, will give a comparative perspective in his talk about Uruguay's experience with reforming its health system.

Papadopulos holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's in sociology from Instituto Universitario de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. His research interests include social and welfare policy. As a board member the national health administration, he helps manage and monitor Uruguay's national health system and foundation. He also serves on the board of his country's social security bank that manages the national pension program, the family allowances program, the unemployment insurance program, as well as several other social security programs.