The Healthcare Task Force encourages policies that drive investments in the healthcare sector in Brazil while helping to grow the economy, create jobs, and foster social stability and work-force productivity.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
The Healthcare policy agenda aims to support policies and programs that advance the development of the sector in Brazil. As chair, we are particularly proud to have launched the study linking health care to economic development and carried out the mission to Brasilia in December 2015. Our goal for 2016 is to solidify the Council’s position with stakeholders and further spread the message that health care is a key driver of productivity and economic development in Brazil.
- Launched the study on the Economic Costs of Absenteeism, Presenteeism and Early Retirement Due to Ill Health: A Focus on Brazil, by Bruce Rasmussen, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, in Brasilia, with private sector and government stakeholders.
- Supported the signing of the U.S.-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding on Health and Medical Sciences.
2016 POLICY AGENDA
- Analyze the Impact of Health on Economic Growth and Well-Being
- Lead discussions on the impact of chronic diseases in the workforce and on the economic development of Brazil.
- Promote Investment in the Health Care Industry
- Support adoption of public policies that allow supply chain flexibility and urge local suppliers to invest in upgrades and training that lead to enhanced high-tech investments and capacity building.
- Encourage Brazil’s adoption of harmonized provisions related to rule-making to include regulatory impact analysis, notice, public consultations, and a reasonable period for the implementation of final laws.
- Expand Government Cooperation and Dialogue
- Endorse private sector participation in the dialogue between the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following the recent signing of the U.S.-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding on Health and Medical Sciences.
- Optimize Health Care Delivery Through IT
- Promote dialogue and partnership opportunities between the private sector and governments to improve health care delivery and care outcomes in Brazil using information and communications technology.
Committee membership is voluntary and exclusive to our members, and each group is chaired by one or more members. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.