The main motivation of this pre-conference in Colombia was to enhance the debate on the design and implementation of policies for more equitable and effective health systems and services, providing a perspective of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
With the purpose of bringing together researchers and policymakers in Colombia working on issues related to health systems in the Latin America and Caribbean region, the proposal for this pre-conference included:
- To promote the exchange of experiences in a meeting of researchers and policymakers around interdisciplinary discussion tables.
- To stimulate the presentation of works by Latin American and Caribbean authors in the Open Call of the Global Symposium in March 2020.
- To strengthen the LAC regional presence of studies on health systems and policies in the Symposium.