TIMES OF PANDEMIC IN BOLIVIA: ROLE OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN HEALTH POLICY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2295-2304
AbstractThe development of the Public Health Policies of a country is intended to improve its fellow citizens' health level, so that their planning, management, and evaluation of results depend exclusively on the statistical improvement of problems identified before their elaboration. The decision to apply it is not dependent on any political-party
intervention, as this would interfere with public policies' proper development. This research aims to understand the role of social and political organizations in the formulation of health policies in Bolivia, before and during the pandemic period. For this, semi-structured interviews were conducted with key actors who fulfilled the role of health authorities and informants from social and/or political organizations, also analyzing national journalistic views on the subject. A significant finding was the participation of political party actors related to the blocking of public policies, the creation of parallel associations related to the health sector, which leads to the unfeasibility of the policies as they are related to an electoral purpose, poor management, This has an impact on infrastructure deficits and violation of the labour rights of health personnel. The structural analysis shows that the policies must
be analyzed in the short and medium-term and the aspects related to the Imposition of public policies, the unfeasibility of these and social movements are shown with greater urgency.
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