Gloria Reyes highlighted that the country has a national care policy in a pilot phase, an effort that will improve the quality of life of thousands of families.
Gloria Reyes, General Director of Social Programs of EL NUEVO DIARIO – Supérate, Costa Rica, spoke about learning, advances and challenges in nursing at the “9th meeting of RedCUIDAR+”. A future of solidarity: steps to implement a long-term care system”, organized by the Mixed Institute of Social Assistance @imascostarica, the Inter-American Development Bank @el_bid, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the EUROsociIAL program.
When participating in a panel held last Thursday on “Investment in the Care System,” the official pointed out that the country has a national care policy in a pilot phase, an effort that will improve the quality of life of thousands of Dominican families, guaranteeing Dedicated to providing rights and quality services to people who care and those who need care.
Reyes explained that the inclusion of the National Care System in the Monetary Transfer Program is a visionary and transformative strategy promoted by the administration of the President of the Republic Luis Abinader, as stated by the organization in a press release.
“The National Care Policy demonstrates that a care-focused approach can not only promote social protection, but also gender equality and sustainable economic development,” he stressed.
He said the essence of this initiative is to establish a safety net to protect the well-being of vulnerable groups. He noted: “By incorporating the system into the monetary transfer plan, a mechanism is established to allocate resources more fairly and efficiently, ensuring that resources reach those who need them most, thus promoting greater inclusion and social equity.”
Among the lessons learned during the construction phase of the national care system, the official emphasized the importance of careful planning and flexible and adaptive implementation, as well as the importance of establishing intersectoral cooperation to more comprehensively and effectively address the challenges s. . and provide care.
Another important lesson is the need to establish robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to facilitate effective implementation and continuous adjustment of policies to adapt to the changing needs of the people.
About the event
The event, held in Costa Rica from September 5 to 7, aimed to show and exchange experiences and good practices from different countries in the region in the field of care for adults and older people in situations of dependency. Guests include authorities and experts from Costa Rica, France, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Brazil, Uruguay, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
Also participating in the panel “Investing in care systems” were Beatrice Fabiani from the Inter-American Development Bank and Mauricio Matus-López from the Pablo de Olavide University of Spain. Additionally, Yorleny León Marchena, Minister of Human Development and Social Inclusion of Costa Rica; Rosa Ca, Director of the Department of Poverty, Inequality and Democratic Culture of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD) of Rosa Cañete Alonso and Florencia Krall, Director of the Nursing Department of the Ministry of Social Development of Uruguay. Conducted by Carlos Soto Iguarán, Project Manager of the Health and Social Security Department of the AFD.
The Latin American and Caribbean Long-Term Care Policy Network (RedCUIDAR+) was created in August 2020 to complement the efforts of the countries in the region to improve their institutional and technical capacities in the field of long-term care. . Elderly people in a state of care dependency. The initiative has the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Union program EUROsociIAL+ and the AFD.