Contribute to the attainment of regional and global mandates by strengthening the capacity of countries in the Americas to understand, act upon and positively influence the international determinants of health, to promote their national interests, and to achieve intersectoral health agreements in international environments, at all times guided by the principle of greater global equity in health.
The need for leaders who are equipped to address the current complex global environment is critical.
The Strategy for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other regional and global agreements establish an ambitious set of priorities and commitments that require intersectoral and international action for their equitable and collective attainment.
At the same time, the development of new technologies, expansion of trade, growing migration of populations, and emerging and re-emerging diseases have placed new and urgent demands on States.
Leaders are increasingly required to formulate and implement actions that take into account bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements, and to comply with regional and global mandates in an environment comprised of new actors, alliances, and structures.
Leaders must be able to act across sectors and borders to achieve balance between economic growth, social development and the right to health and to develop public policies that address these challenges while contributing to greater global equity.
The LIHP collaborates with countries in the Region of the Americas in addressing this need by developing capacity in six key competency areas: situational analysis; policy design and decision-making; negotiation and advocacy; project management and cooperation; generation and exchange of knowledge; and communication.