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Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2023

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This second edition of Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared jointly by OECD and the World Bank, presents a set of key indicators of health status, determinants of health, healthcare resources and utilisation, healthcare expenditure and financing, quality of care, health workforce, and ageing across 33 Latin America and the Caribbean countries. Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries, and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicators and any limitations in data comparability. This edition of Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean also provides thematic analyses on two key topics for building more resilient health in the LAC region: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LAC healthcare systems, and climate change and health.

English Also available in: Portuguese

Mosquito borne diseases

Malaria, dengue and Zika are three diseases that are transmittable by the bites of infected mosquitoes. They are present in LAC with varying degrees of incidence. Malaria is a tropical disease caused by a parasite transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquitoes. After a period spent in the liver, malaria parasites multiply within red blood cells, causing symptoms such as fever, headache, and vomiting. As part of the SDG targets, the UN set a goal to end the epidemic of malaria by 2030. Between 2000 and 2017, there has been a global reduction of 60% in malaria deaths, making it one of the biggest public health successes of the 21st century (The Global Fund, 2019[1]).

English Also available in: Portuguese

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