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2023 Budget Leaves Out Prevention, Health Priorities

By Miriam Bello | Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:00

The 2023 budget might constrain the health sector’s ability to provide effective care and close the attention gaps that the pandemic generated. Meanwhile, the WHO presented a guide to help care providers to enhance maternal health. A recent study also found that stress during pregnancy could negatively affect the child.

Here is the week in health!

2023 Prevention Budget Grows By 1 Percent

The 2023 budget for preventive care for those without social security will increase by 1 percent, but this increase might be insufficient to address the needs of this group, found a study by Animal Político.

This budget will almost halve the budget of the Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), cutting it by 45.5 percent. Pediatric hospitals will also experience 6.1 budget reductions. Specialists told Animal Politico that this will inhibit the facilities’ ability to close the attention gaps generated during the pandemic.

Mexican Hospital Consortium Joins UN Global Compact

The Mexican Hospital Consortium (CMH) was accepted as a signatory of the UN Global Compact, announced Javier Potes, Director General, CMH, via LinkedIn. The UN Global Compact encourages participants to create a culture of integrity across their business or organization, from strategy to operations.

COVID-19 Pandemic is “Over”: US President

US President Joe Biden said in an interview that the COVID-19 pandemic is “over,” but there are still challenges to address the issues that the disease caused. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID-19. We are still doing a lotta work on it... But the pandemic is over,” he told CBS. US health officials had previously stated that the pandemic is not over.

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors, Future Research

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), affects over 55 million people globally and around 1.3 million people in Mexico. While preventing it is not possible, Mayo Clinic explains there are ways to reduce its impact in the patient’s daily life.

WHO Presents Guide for Maternal Mental Health

The WHO presented the Guide for Integration of Perinatal Mental Health in Maternal and Child Health Services to help maternal and child health care providers, policy makers and other actors to offer adequate mental health services for women during the perinatal period.

Stress is Transmitted During Pregnancy

A study published in the journal Infancy revealed that stress during pregnancy can have negative emotional impacts on the child. The research documented that the children of pregnant mothers who presented higher levels of stress suffered more fear, anguish and sadness in the first three months of life compared to the newborns of the least stressed mothers, CNN reported.

Experts of the Week!

Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst