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Minister of health in Equador David Chiriboga

El Dr. David Chiriboga se graduo de medico en la Universidad Central del Ecuador. Curso su Maestria en Salud Publica en la Universidad de Massachusetts, Estados Unidos, donde realizo la residencia en Cirugia General, la especialidad en Medicina Preventiva y un Post Doctorado en Cardiologia Preventiva. Realizo tambien pasantias en el Departamento de Salud Publica de Boston.

En 1989, el Dr. Chiriboga trabajo como medico rural en la parroquia de Zumbahua, Provincia de Cotopaxi, donde desarrollo la propuesta para el establecimiento del Area de Salud Indigena de Cotopaxi y fundador del Centro de Salud Hospital Claudio Benati de Zumbahua, del que fue Director Medico y activo colaborador durante los ultimos 15 anos, creando un modelo de atencion integral inclusiva basado en el respeto a las personas y una alta calidad tecnica en la prestacion de los servicios, habiendose convertido, el hospital, en un referente nacional, con un importante componente de salud comunitaria.

El Dr. Chiriboga tiene una amplia experiencia en investigacion cientifica y operativa, sobre todo en los campos relacionados con medicina preventiva, nutricion, enfermedades infecciosas y enfermedades cronicas. Es autor y co-autor de mas de 20 publicaciones cientificas a nivel internacional en el American Journal of Cardiology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Circulation y American Journal of Epidemiology, entre otros.

En el ambito academico, el Dr. Chiriboga es Profesor en la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Massachussets y conferencista invitado en varias universidades nacionales e internacionales.

Se desempeno tambien como Asesor en el Ministerio de Coordinacion de Desarrollo Social en politicas y planificacion de salud, desde donde genero la Estrategia Nacional de Nutricion ENNU y su plan de Intervencion Nutricional Territorial Integral (INTI) , con un enfoque multicausal e intersectorial.
David Chiriboga minister of health in Ecuador

Both the public and the private sectors provided health services. Most public health care came under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Health, although the armed forces, the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social--IESS), and a number of other autonomous agencies also contributed. The Ministry of Health covered about 80 percent of the population and IESS another 10 percent.

The Ministry of Public Health organized a four-tiered system of health care. Auxiliary health-care personnel staffed posts that served small rural settlements of fewer than 1,500 inhabitants. Health centers staffed with health-care professionals serviced communities of 1,500 to 5,000 inhabitants. Urban centers took care of the larger provincial capitals. Provincial and national hospitals were located in the largest cities. In the early 1980s, there were approximately 2,100 health establishments nationwide; the Ministry of Public Health ran more than half. Both the limited numbers of health-care professionals and their lack of training hampered public health care. These deficiencies were most apparent in regard to medical specialists, technicians, and nurses.

Infant mortality-rate estimates in the early 1980s ranged from 70 to 76 per 1,000 live births, with government projections of 63 per 1,000 live births for the period 1985 to 1990. Although these rates were a significant improvement from the death figure of 140 recorded in 1950, they remained a serious concern. Infant mortality varied significantly by region and socioeconomic status. Surveys in urban areas showed a range of 5 to 108 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, whereas those in rural areas varied from 90 to 200. Intestinal ailments and respiratory diseases (including bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, and pneumonia) caused roughly three-fourths of all infant deaths.

Childhood mortality (deaths among one- to four-year olds) dropped to 9 per 1,000 in the mid-1980s following immunization campaigns and some attempts to control diarrheal diseases. Acute respiratory infections represented one-third of all deaths in this age group. Further improvement in the childhood mortality rate demanded extending the immunization program, increasing the availability of oral rehydration therapy, improving nutrition, and controlling respiratory ailments.

Precise, detailed evidence about children's nutritional status remained limited and contradictory. The government conducted a national survey in 1959 and followed this with more limited studies in the late 1960s and 1970s. In the late 1960s, 40 percent of preschool children showed some degree of malnutrition. Among children under 12 years of age, 30 percent were malnourished and 15 percent anemic.

The main causes of death among adults in the mid-1980s were motor vehicle accidents, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cancer, and tuberculosis. Maternal mortality remained high--1.8 per 100,000 live births in the mid-1980s. As with the case of infant mortality, maternal mortality national averages masked considerable regional variation, with the rate nearly three times higher in some areas. These higher percentages reflected the limited access many rural women had to health care. In the early 1980s, more than 40 percent of all pregnancies were not monitored; the majority of births were unattended by modern medical personnel.

A number of tropical diseases concerned health officials. Onchocerciasis (river blindness) was found in a number of small areas; its range was expanding in the mid-1980s. Although Chagas' disease (a parasitic infection) was not prevalent, environmental factors favored its spread. Leishmaniasis (also a parasitic infection) was expanding in the deforested areas of the coast and coastal tropical forest. Malaria was found in 60 percent of the country and became a major focus of public health efforts in the late 1980s. A drop in mosquito control programs coupled with severe flooding in 1981 and 1982 led to an increase in the prevalence of malaria in the mid-1980s. Between 1980 and 1984, the number of reported cases increased ten times. As of 1988, Ecuador also reported forty-five cases of, and twenty-six deaths from, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

The Ecuadorian Social Security Institute, an autonomous agency operating under the Ministry of Social Welfare, offered its members old-age, survivor, and invalidism benefits, sickness and maternity coverage, and work injury and unemployment benefits. In 1982, however, the system covered only approximately 23 percent of the economically active population (21 percent of men and 33 percent of women). Coverage varied widely according to urban or rural residence as well as sex. Urban women had the highest rates of coverage (42 percent), whereas rural men had the lowest (9 percent). Employees in banking, industry, commerce, and government, and self-employed professionals had coverage for most benefits. Agricultural workers were covered for work injury and unemployment benefits and were gradually being included in pension funds and survivors' and death benefits.

map of Ecuador regions

Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces (provincias), each with its own administrative capital: Map Key, Province and its Capital
1 Azuay Cuenca
2 Bolivar Guaranda
3 Canar Azogues
4 Carchi Tulcan
5 Chimborazo Riobamba
6 Cotopaxi Latacunga
7 El Oro Machala
8 Esmeraldas Esmeraldas
9 Galapagos Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
10 Guayas Guayaquil
11 Imbabura Ibarra
12 Loja Loja
13 Los Rios Babahoyo
14 Manabi Portoviejo
15 Morona-Santiago Macas
16 Napo Tena
17 Orellana Puerto Francisco de Orellana
18 Pastaza Puyo
19 Pichincha Quito
20 Santa Elena Santa Elena
21 Santo Domingo Santo Domingo de Los Colorados
22 Sucumbios Nueva Loja
23 Tungurahua Ambato
24 Zamora-Chinchipe Zamora

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