HENA Member News




Arachu Castro, PhD, MPH, HENA executive committee member, organized the Society for Medical Anthropology’s (SMA) Special Session on Borders and Health Reception for the Vancouver conference organized by SMA on November 21, 2019.

Patty García, MD, MPH, HENA collaborator and former Minister of Health of Peru, presented at the 2019 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture. Her presentation Corruption in Global Health: The Open Secret is available on the Academy of Medical Sciences YouTube channel here.



María Romo, MPA, HENA collaborator and Interior Minister of Ecuador, was featured in an article discussing Ecuador’s rise in consumer prices since Moreno’s abolition of fuel subsidies.


AUGUST 2019 

HENA Announces the Appointment of Rocio Saenz, MD, MPH as Executive Committee Chair:

Maria del Rocio Saenz, MD, MPH
School of Public Health, Universidad de Costa Rica
Former Minister of Health, Costa Rica
The HENA executive committee elected Dr. Saenz, Costa Rican doctor, public health specialist, and former Minister of Health, to serve as committee chair. Dr. Saenz will work with HENA founding director, other committee members and HENA staff to deliver research, training and policy work to advance health equity.