On 27 and 28 October was held in Veracruz, Mexico, the XIV Iberoamerican Meeting of Ministers of Health.

The meeting discussed how technological innovations help to strengthen public health policy, especially aimed at the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. In the statement there are several specific issues related to human resources for health, training and promoting the use of ICT.

These include:

  • The use of tele-education for the training of health professionals.
  • Promoting the use of ICTs to strengthen the skills and work in interdisciplinary teams.