Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Dr. Arachu Castro to be Keynote Speaker at LAC2016

September 2nd, 2016

Dr. Arachu Castro, a faculty fellow at CIPR, will be the keynote speaker at the first Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequity Reduction for Latin America and the Caribbean. This conference will be held September 6-8 in Cartagena, Colombia as a follow-up to the Summit of Health Ministers taking place this September 4-5.

Dr. Castro will speak about her forthcoming publication, published by UNICEF and Tulane with the support of CIPR, Health Equity Report 2016: Analysis of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health inequities in Latin America and the Caribbean to inform policymaking. “I will talk about what the main health inequities are throughout the region and why they exist, so that we can use this information as a tool for action,” said Dr. Castro.

The conference will be attended by at least 22 government and civil society actors from the region along with partners such as the Inter-American Development Bank and Salud Mesoamérica 2015, the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Family Planning 2020, and Profamilia. For more on the event, visit lac2016.com