Quito, December 28, 2022
The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) reorganized its institutional presence in the Ecuadorian territory through 140 health districts located in the country’s nine regional coordinations to guarantee the right to health with quality and equity. This was stipulated under Ministerial Agreement 077 of December 27, 2022.
It is based on the Comprehensive Health Care Model, public health policy, current legal regulations and the powers of the National Health Authority.
In the same way, adequate provision of public services is sought through health governance; promotion, disease prevention; Monitoring and investigation as per the regional reality of each region.
The institutional presence in the sector was analyzed on the basis of 3 management axes: the installed capacity of the Ministry; characterization of the field; And, priority in health. The planning and management of district offices will focus on improving the performance of relevant indicators and bringing health services closer.
Gabriela Aguinaga, Minister(s) of Public Health; With Dominic Baquerizo, Zonal 6 Coordinator of Planispa Ecuador; Nabonn Mayor Patrick Maldonado Jimenez; Andrea Bersosa, Coordinator of Zonal 6 – Health and Citizens of the Canton participated in the symbolic event of the return of the Health District Nabon – Ona, Azú Province.
Gabriela Aguinaga explained that through this agreement “the technical offices disappear and become health districts. In Ecuador today there are 140 districts, the commitment of President Guillermo Lasso fulfilled and the proof of this, is Ministerial Agreement 077 Which would mark a before and after in public health in Ecuador.
Olga Carchi, user of the Nabon Type C Health Center, thanked MSP and Planispa Ecuador for analyzing and considering the return of the health district. “This is a great achievement by the national government for the benefit of the most vulnerable groups and indigenous communities,” he said.
In this way, adequate attention is guaranteed to residents of towns and nationalities, families and communities in general, greater access to health services, improved institutional management and quicker response to local health issues. The district is the basic unit for planning and providing public services and corresponds to a canton or union of cantons.