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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 12 January 2018

BOLIVIA: Morales pledges health sector overhaul

President Evo Morales began the New Year with promises to overhaul the country’s health system in order to provide Bolivians with universal access to health care. His pledges, which follow plaudits from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding existing progress vis-à-vis health services, were overshadowed, however, by a strike staged since late November by doctors and health care professionals over changes to a new criminal code approved last year which relate to malpractice.

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