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Argentina Travel Guide

Health Care in Argentina

The Argentinean Health Care System results from the coexistence of three individual subsystems: public insurance, Social Work and private insurance. These three subsystems are directed to different population sectors, offer different services and they have different ways to obtain financing that supports the services that they provide.

The public system is universal, and it is financed by the government. Under this, you can go to public hospitals and centers of primary health to be attended by doctors. All of those places are under the coordination of Ministries and the Departments of Health that come from different jurisdictions (national, provincial or municipal.) They provide free services to everybody and especially to all public schools.

The Argentine health system is divided in three subsystems: Public, Private and Social Works. The public health system is coordinated by the Ministry of Health and it is composed of all public hospitals; it provides free services to the population, even though only 34% of population access to this service. The private sector is accessed by 15% of Argentina's population; this sector is for people with a medium or high wage income. The most used health care system is Social Works (51% of population.)

Most popular diseases that are preventable by vaccination are mumps, whooping cough and tetanus, and diseases that affect more people and cause more deaths are the Chagas disease, AIDS and tuberculosis.

Medical   schools  

Medical schools in Argentina

Medicine is a science that works interchangeably with technology. It is important for a doctor to update their knowledge with post-graduate courses. Medicine is the most demanding career, but it is, at the same time, the career that demands more time to study.  Medical schools offer a lot of specialties and they may be public or private schools.

Nursing   schools  

Nursing schools in Argentina

Nurses are known for their dedication to help patients. Argentina offers nursing careers in private or public universities. Studying in nursing schools takes about four years. Once that the students have obtained their certificates, they are qualified to work in health centers, first-aid centers, private clinics, mental health clinics, etc.


Pharmacy   schools  

Pharmacy schools in Argentina

A pharmacist is a professional who is expert in drugs, and usually works in hospitals, and pharmacies. He/she also works in research laboratories where they develop new drugs.  Pharmacy schools offer many specialties such as radiopharmaceutical, biochemical clinical, industrial pharmacy, microbiology, and more.

Dental schools  

Dental schools in Argentina

Dentistry is a part of the healthcare system. It is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the tongue, palate, teeth, tonsils, lips and of all oral cavities. Studying in dental schools takes at least 5 years in Argentina. This career is offered at universities in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Tucumán, Santa Fe and Chaco.

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