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Daniel López Acuña

Daniel López Acuña
PAHO, Division of Health Systems & Services Development
United States

Dr. Daniel López-Acuña is a Mexican national who graduated as an M.D. at the National University of Medicine and did his Master and Doctoral studies in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

He has been a faculty member of the School of Medicine at the National University of Mexico and at the School of Public Health of Mexico, and visiting professor at several Universities of the United States, Spain and Latin America in fields such as Epidemiology, Health Planning and Health Economics.

Dr. López-Acuña has worked for the Pan American Health Organization since 1986 as Consultant on Health Services Organization, Program Analyst, and Senior Advisor on Program Planning and Policy Development. He is currently the Director of the Division of Health Systems and Services Development, a position he has held since 1996, and he coordinates PAHO’s work on Health Sector Reform.

In November 1992 he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Regional Plan for Investment in the Environment and Health, an initiative endorsed by the Iberoamerican and English-speaking Caribbean Heads of State, whose implementation is being coordinated by Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.

He has published several books and specialized papers and is part of the editorial boards of a number of technical and periodical journals. Among the books published, two of them have had wide dissemination: a) "La Salud Desigual en México," originally published in 1980, that is now in its 9th Edition, and b) "La Salud Ambiental en México," published in 1986. Dr. López-Acuña writes frequently for different newspapers in Latin America and Spain.


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