State and Public Policy for Health: An Analysis of Epidemiologic Transition in Brazil, Chile and Cuba from 1960 to 2010
Based on the concept of epidemiologic transition this paper presents the development of some health indicators since 1960 until 2010 in three countries of Latin Amercia: Brasil, Chile and Cuba. Mentioning heath in the context of public policy and disscussing the role played by State and market in this process, this paper aims to compare the changes in health indicators in those countries by considering the duties take on by each State.
It will be presented the changes in life expectancy, fertility rate, contagious deseases immunization and death causes in those countries based on the data provided by World Health Organization and the World Bank. The main objective of this study is to point out different ways of providing such services for population showing how it may affect health indicators.