Ensuring Equity in Health Care

Session: Accelerating Action for Adolescent Health: What Else Do We Need to Know?

Presenter: Cecilia Garcia Ruiz, Espolea

We will speak about the need for equity in health care to reach the most vulnerable segments of society, and will call for solid investments to indeed reach people in remote areas, indigenous people, and people with disabilities among others.  The speaker will provide examples from Espolea programmes that aim to address inequities, and will make recommendations for national policies and proposed support from global-level initiatives.  In her speech, she will also touch on issues related to the impact of HIV/AIDS among the youth, the risks associated with drug addiction, violence against women and the need for men to play a key role in eradicating it.