The Iberoamerican region is a community, whose members are the Portuguese and Spanish- speaking nations of the Americas and Europe, which share an oral, linguistic, and historical tradition. The countries include Spanish-speaking countries in North, Central, and South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, the Portuguese-speaking country of Brazil, and the Iberian Peninsula countries Spain and Portugal.
There is a remarkable collaborative work within the Iberoamerican organisations in order to promote health through the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, the creation of national programs such as: AUGE of Chile, National Program of Colombia, CENETEC of Mexico, Foundation IHCAI of Costa Rica, and new initiatives in Peru, Brazil, Salvador, and Uruguay with the support of PAHO.
A unique feature, which confer these initiatives high potential, is the involvement of higher education institutions such as Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Universidad de Chile, Academia Nacional de Medicina Argentina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Sevilla and Universidade de Lisboa among several other elite universities.
The region accounts a total population of 648,887,749.
Aims & Objectives
Provide a regional network for guideline users, developers, researchers, implementers, organisational stakeholders and other individual, to form partnerships and discuss regional guideline issues and evidence-based practice in the Iberoamerican region.
- Enhance and promote relationships between GIN, the Ibero American region, and other regional groups, in order to share experiences and competencies.
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of national programs in evidence-based guidance, including guideline formats, development, adaptation, updating, dissemination, implementation, and equity.
- Coordinate activities with other health quality initiatives in the region.
- Organise and promote regional events, including an annual satellite conference that is non-competitive with the annual GIN conference.
- Interact with GIN working groups to encourage feedback and avoid duplication of efforts.
How to join
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