Chilean presidency promises boost for Latin American healthcare
This article was originally published in Clinica
Former Chilean health minister Michelle Bachelet has been elected as the country's president. Her victory promises a strong socialist drive in national politics, with a particular focus on healthcare, given Dr Bachelet's former career as a medical doctor. Chile is undergoing a major healthcare reform and modernisation programme, centred around increasing access to care and guaranteeing service provision in specific areas - the AUGE (Acceso Universal y Garantias Explicitas) programme.