|Program of Leaders in International Health “Edmundo Granda Ugalde” Meets in Mexico City|
The Leaders in International Health Program “Edmundo Granda Ugalde” (LIHP) 2011 held a week-long onsite meeting from 2-6 May, 2011 at the Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social (CIESS) in Mexico City, Mexico. This meeting represents the second module of the nine-month LIHP which is primarily conducted virtually. In attendance were 50 participants from 27 Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as the LIHP mentors and coordinators for the learning modules, the LIHP coordination, and PAHO/WHO staff from Washington, DC and the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Mexico.
The week’s activities included discussions on the distinctions between international health and global health, as well as the conceptual model of international health proposed by the LIHP. A workshop on negotiation was held to reinforce the participants’ competencies in this area. Participants also strengthened their competencies for leadership in the field of international health and created individual learning paths and leadership development plans.