Promoting and integrating gender, equity, human rights and ethnicity
A comprehensive approach to cross-cutting themes towards the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals
The Integrated Health Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (IHSLAC) Project is a cooperation agreement between PAHO and the Department of Global Affairs of the Government of Canada (GAC). The project runs from 2016 to 2019, focusing on improving the health of children, young girls and women, including mothers, in situations of vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The initiative aims mainly at strengthening health systems, reducing the burden of communicable diseases and improving nutritional practices in the targeted populations. GAC has invested $18.5M CAD (approx. 14 M USD) in the project, with activities implemented in 11 countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname.
IHSLAC Project is PAHO’s largest initiative to move forward with the agenda of the health of women, children and adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, and human rights and equity. It is aligned with and responds to Canada’s international development priorities in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and contributes to the achievement of PAHO’s Strategic Plans.