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On Day 1 of Mexico Health Summit, panelists agreed that the national health sector has made great strides in preparing for the future. However, collaboration between public and private sectors is key. Discussing the role that the health sector plays in the national economy, Arturo Morales, Corporate Affairs Director at Landsteiner, highlighted that the sector represents about 3 percent of the GDP and provides 100,000 direct jobs and more than 300,000 indirect jobs. Moreover, the sector is essential to provide the constitutional right of access to healthcare, he added. As critical processes in manufacturing and supply have been improved, Mexico has managed to position itself as a global benchmark, said Deyanira Chiñas, President of the National College of Pharmaceutical Biologists of Mexico and Commercial Director of T5DC. Technology to make medicine more effective, strengthen clinical research and take advantage of the talent that exists in the country are key to a better healthcare industry, agreed Carlos López Patán, Director General of Medix and Luis Verduzco, Director General of Gelpharma.