The Mercosur health ministers met in Asunción, Paraguay, and on the occasion agreed on relevant decisions on central issues of the region’s public health agenda.

Among them, the signing of a declaration that promotes the strengthening and qualification of the capacities of national regulatory authorities (NRAs) to ensure the convergence and regulatory harmonization between the States Parties and Mercosur partners stands out.

On the other hand, Mercosur’s line of work on joint negotiation for the acquisition of high-priced medicines ratified what had been done so far and the ad hoc group was instructed to resume its work during the Presidency Protémpore of Uruguay.