Upcoming Latin America Events

The Global Alliance is gearing up to share central issues of patient access in two major Latin American policy events this year.


The G20 is the main international forum for economic, financial and political cooperation. World leaders participate in it. It is a key space for debate, decision-making and coordination on policies to meet major international challenges.

That is why the Global Alliance of Patient Access and prominent patient advocates from Argentina and Mexico are working to engage the G20 on critical access issues by placing health and access at the forefront of meeting agendas.

The G20 seeks to enrich its agenda and decision-making by drawing on perspectives and expertise beyond its member governments. It therefore confers with a set of engagement groups: civil society organizations from the G20 nations that represent different sectors of society. Each engagement group is independent and chaired by one of its national members. It develops a set of policy recommendations that are formally submitted to the G20 ahead of the summit.

GAfPA is pleased to participate in this year’s G20 meeting in Argentina as a leading member of the engagement group on health.

The next meetings related to health according to the G20 agenda are:

  • 1st Meeting of the Health Working Group Buenos Aires March 5, 2018 – March 6, 2018
  • 2nd Meeting of the Health Working Group Geneva, Switzerland 17 May 2018-18 May 2018
  • C20 Civil Society Summit Buenos Aires August 06, 2018 – August 07, 2018
  • 3rd Meeting of the Health Working Group Córdoba 3 October 2018
  • Health Ministerial Meeting Córdoba 4 October 2018
  • G20 Leaders’ Summit Buenos Aires November 30, 2018 – December 1, 2018

GAfPA looks forward to bringing the perspectives of Latin American patients to this year’s meeting.

1st Latin American bio-pharmaceutical innovation week MEXICO CITY Feb. 7-10 2018

During the 1st Latin American Bio-Pharmaceutical Innovation Week, held February 7-10 in Mexico City, international experts and leaders from the health sector will meet to discuss how patient care is visualized and how digital health influences this care. The participants will have the opportunity to interact with the main top-level authorities of the federal government, opinion leaders, international organizations and managers.

The Digital Health Forum Mexico, a parallel meeting, seeks to accelerate the disruption of the health ecosystem and will have the participation of experts inside and outside the industry, academia, leading global and local companies, and entrepreneurs.

During this meeting, the Global Alliance for Patient Access will share expertise in the panel Patients Assuming Responsibility, which will explore how patients can move from a passive to active role in their health care.

The confirmed speakers are: the Mexican Ministry of Health Jesus Anser, Jose Narro Mexican Secretary of Health, Thomas Cueni General Director IFPMA, Luis Villalba CEO FIFARMA, Gabriela Ramos Director of Cabinet and Sherpa of the G-20, OECD, and the most prominent Patient Advocates like Mayra Galindo CEO Mexican League Against Cancer AMLCC, Carlos Castro CEO ALE, and Prof. Luis Adrian Quiroz Red de Acceso, among others.

GAfPA enjoys the opportunity to continue bringing the message of patient access to key policy events in Latin America.