Mexico has the best vaccination system in Latin America

Mexico has the best vaccination system in Latin America

Nov 16, 2017

(Notimex).- The Research Coordinator of the General Hospital of Mexico, Carmen Espinoza, assured that Mexico has one of the most complete vaccination schemes in Latin America, which allows to reduce and control very important diseases among population, such as influenza, dengue and cervical cancer. In the “XVII Latin American Congress of Pediatric Infectology” held this month in Cancun Quintana Roo, the importance of vaccination for the population in general and not only for children or the elderly was highlighted, because future health will depend on it. She stressed that Mexico is one of the countries that has benefited greatly from vaccines, because thanks to the National Health System, which implemented the vaccination cards for each age group since 2015 , coverage was extended for various ages, which was a very important measure to reduce the number of diseases caused by bacteria or viruses. Espinoza added that Mexico is the only country in Latin America that has been in the four phases of the dengue vaccine and is the first nation that licensed the inoculation of this disease in the world, because when applied to the population between nine and 45, 95 percent coverage was achieved to fight complications, and reduce the number of hospitalization cases. The General Hospital Coordinator mentioned that there is a committee of experts that decides which vaccines enter the country, because it must be supervised and confirmed that the pharmaceutical corporations are able to prove their scientific validity, their utility and efficiency for the population. The health specialist recognized that the proximity with the United States does not benefit the vaccination issue in some states of northern Mexico, since doctors who serve in the border zone use the inoculation scheme that is used in that nation and that does not coincide with the one used in Mexican. However, Espinoza said that Mexico maintains its vaccination campaigns, in addition to obtaining a batch of reagents to complete the national scheme and its future repercussions, as for some reason, there is a sector of the population that somehow acquires vaccines not available in the public system. She continued saying that the fact nurseries and public schools require the national vaccination card to admit children, has allowed a better control and...

TAES: Tuberculosis Treatment Network ceebrates 4th anniversary

TAES: Tuberculosis Treatment Network ceebrates 4th anniversary

Nov 13, 2017

MEXICALI, BC- Thursday, November 9, 2017.- With the realization of a Symposium aimed at nursing staff, the State Government headed by President Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through the Ministry of Health and the Jurisdiction of Health Services. Salud Mexicali, commemorated this day the “4th Anniversary of the Strictly Supervised Shortened Treatment Network (Red del Tratamiento Acortado Estrictamente Supervisado; TAES) against Tuberculosis”. The Chief of the Jurisdiction of Health Services Mexicali, Yoloxóchitl Gómez Martínez, said that this symposium was organized in follow-up to the charge of the Secretary of Health, Guillermo Trejo Dozal, to reinforce the knowledge of this Network’s personnel in relation to the care of the person affected by tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs, but can also occur in other organs, with a great impact on the state of Baja California; that is why the TAES Network has been formalized, composed of nursing staff from the health centers, to follow up the treatment and make timely detection on patients with tuberculosis. He reported that so far this year in Mexicali a total of 507 cases of tuberculosis in all its forms have been registered, out of which 437 belong to the lung type, which is equivalent to 86%. Among the topics addressed were: “Mycobacteriosis and tuberculosis”, given by Rafael Martínez Miranda; “Strategy to end tuberculosis”, by Rosa María Herrera Torres; “Baciloscopic follow-up in the treatment”, by Martha Aurelia Mendoza Verduzco; “Reflection on therapeutic adherence”, by María del Rosario Padilla Salas and “Nursing Care Plans”, by Néstor Daniel Gutiérrez Navarro. Source: Gob. del Estado de Baja...

Mexico seen as potential leader in the medical cannabis industry

Mexico seen as potential leader in the medical cannabis industry

Nov 2, 2017

HempMed is the company that will seek to convert Monterrey into the cradle of cannabis in the country. On June 20 this year, the Official Gazette of the Federation published the law that allows the use of marijuana for therapeutic purposes in Mexico, which was approved by the congress 3 months earlier, on April 2017. Given this, many companies have shown interest in entering the market in Mexico, however it will not be until the end of the year when the complete regulations about the places where it can be acquired or about who can produce it will be known. One of the companies interested is HempMeds Mexico, a subsidiary of Medical Marijuana Inc. An American company that will now seek to convert Mexico into a power in research and development of medical marijuana. HempMeds got permission in October 2016 to market its hemp oil with cannabis for the treatment of neurodegenerative problems by the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), which showed its first interest in entering Mexico. Original image, source: HempMeds México‘s facebook page. Now the company will have its first main office in the country, which will be located in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and will be operated by Raul Elizalde, one of the promoters of the reforms for the use of medical cannabis. The company will seek to convert Monterrey into the cradle of medical cannabis in the country, since they have all the necessary resources in the state of Nuevo Leon, and according to statistics, Mexico would represent a market between 2 billion and 5 billion Dollars per year. Original image, source:HempMeds México‘s facebook page. According to Elizalde, the company will seek to develop medicines, register and sell them to all Latin America from its base in Mexico, however they still have to wait for the final regulation of cannabis use in the country. In the United States, medical and recreational marijuana is available in several commercial places, but in Mexico that will not be possible due to the rules of the Ministry of Health and Cofepris. The company said that for the moment they are waiting for the regulation for production and development, since they...

Papaya a natural ally against cancer

Papaya a natural ally against cancer

Oct 28, 2017

Expert lauds the tropical fruit’s many curative attributes…. MERIDA — Because of its high content of nutrients, vitamins and medicinal properties, papaya helps to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases, skin and eyes maladies, but it has a very low consumption among the population, said Patricia Esquivel Rodríguez, Ph.d. in Food Science and research professor at the University of Costa Rica, at the 5th International Seminar of Papaya, held at the Hotel El Conquistador in Paseo de Montejo. The scientist has carried out studies on the daily consumption of this fruit, of the red variety. She recommends that the perfect age to start consumption is at 4 years-old to take an advantage of its healthy properties. She noted that at least 300 grams of raw fruit should be eaten daily, and especially red papaya that has high lipotene and caratenoid content, anti-cancer elements, and is a rich source of antioxidants. To fight against the lack inclusion of papaya in the daily diet, Dr. Esquivel Rodriguez created a puree treated with heat so that it conserves its properties, and now that fruit “smoothies” for weight reduction are in fashion, the puree has greater consumption in the population. Source:...

Mexico #2 world destination for medical tourism

Mexico #2 world destination for medical tourism

Oct 25, 2017

In recent years medical tourism in Mexico has consolidated and gained worldwide prestige. To date, it is second in importance after the United States. Only last year the country received more than one million foreign patients who underwent medical treatment, including migrants returning for treatment. At the same time, this segment of travelers complements their trip with the great sun and beach assets of the country. In the last decade, foreign exchange earnings from medical tourism increased by 96% from USD $544 million in 2006 to US $4.798 billion in 2016. EuroMonitor forecasts that for the coming year, medical tourism in Mexico will grow by 6% and will reach $6 billion dollars. On the other hand, data from the Medical Tourism Association reveal that the size of the medical tourism market in the world is as much as $70 billion dollars, and every year, about 14 million people in the world arrive in other countries in search of medical care. Another determining factor for this boom is the costs, since in Mexico they are lower than in other nations. A rhinoplasty is 56% cheaper than in the United States, or a heart valve replacement is up to 89% cheaper. In order to take advantage of Mexico’s potential for medical tourism, Federal Tourism Secretary, Enrique de la Madrid, announced the creation the “Medical Tourism Advisory Council”, with the aim to build public policies to take advantage of the potential that this segment of tourism represents for the country. In Mexico there are 15 medical clusters in 12 states of the country that group hospitals and export health services. Those clusters have developed particularly in the northern border of the country in recent years, with specialty medical services. It should be noted that the most relevant entities as receivers of medical tourists are: Yucatan, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sonora and Tamaulipas. Source:...

Quadruplets born at IMSS hospital in Mexicali

Quadruplets born at IMSS hospital in Mexicali

Oct 12, 2017

MEXICALI .- A woman from Ensenada gave birth to quadruplets at the Pediatric Gynecology Hospital of the Mexicali IMSS. This was confirmed on Tuesday October 10, by Oscar Alonso Pérez Rico, head of IMSS Medical Benefits in Baja California. The doctor reported that so far the health status of the 4 infants is serious but stable, because the delivery was premature, the mother and babies are under strict medical observation in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Due to the particular high-risk characteristics of this pregnancy case, the IMSS doctors programmed the delivery to be carried out in the Hospital of Mexicali, which totally equipped to take care of the birth of quadruplets. This is the third birth of quadruplets recorded in Hospitals of the IMSS Baja California in the last 5 years, and according to the doctor the most recent has been the most successful, since the necessary measures and preparations were taken to make this birth successfull. Source:...