Friday, July 1, 2016

Lecture about public production of medicines at UBA

It took place on May 24th, at the UBA* Medicine School. LIF’s Director Carlos Arques participated.

     “Lecture about public production of medicines: health system demand and political boundary” was the name of this activity. It was organized by the “Colectivo Sanitario Andrés Carrasco” and “Red de Medicamentos Alames”.
     The meeting took place at the Council Room of the UBA* Medicine School.
     LIF’s Director Carlos Arques, gave a lecture named: “Evolutions of the production facilities - Needs for Investment and Legal Framework ”.

*UBA: Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires - National University of Buenos Aires.

LIF participated in the VII Jornadas de Modernización Estatal y Administración Gubernamental

It took place on June 16th, in Santa Fe city. LIF’s Director César Daniel Salomón gave a lecture.
     The lecture was organized by “the Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Económicas de la Provincia de Santa – Cámara I”, “the Colegio de Graduados de Ciencias Económicas” and the “Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral.”
     “Public management by outcomes at Open Government” was the main topic for this activity.
     “LIF, a management model guided to results" was the name of the lecture of Daniel Salomón.
     “LIF has many results to show about its experience as public company where its management and objectives have been guided to results. Today, after almost seventy years, LIF’s history and present helped it become an efficient tool to give answers to the health public system in Santa Fe province”, said Daniel Salomón.

LIF participated in the “Congreso Unificado de Cirugía”

The lecture took place in Santa Fe city. LIF participated with an institutional stand.

     The lecture was organized by the Associations of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy of Santa Fe together with the Surgery Services of the Hospitals J. M. Cullen and J. B Iturraspe. It took place in the Convention Centre of the Estación Belgrano in Santa Fe city, on June 9th and 10th.
     During these days, physicians, nurses and technicians in surgical instrumentation attended this meeting. They received theoretical and practical training.
     LIF participated with an institutional stand where staff members gave information about public production of medicine.
     At the beginning of the lecture, Miguel González (Health Minister of Santa Fe province), Leonardo Martínez (Health Secretary of Santa Fe city), Juan Pablo Poletti (President of the Association of Surgery of Santa Fe) and Sergio Nahas (Hospital Sirio Libanes - San Pablo - Brasil) welcomed the attendees.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

International referents visited LIF

International referents from Ecuador, México, Brasil, Colombia, Chile and España visited LIF.

     The International Relations Secretary of Santa Fe province, organized this activity in which different international referents visited LIF.
     Cecilia Chacon Castillo (“Viceprefecta del gobierno provincial de Tungurahua - Ecuador”), Amalia Garcia Medina (“Secretaria de Trabajo y Fomento del Empleo - México DF”); Darlene Testa (“Responsable de la Agenda Municipal de Trabajo Decente - San Pablo, Brasil”); Cristhian Ortega (“Consultor - Colombia”); Luis Riffo (ILPES CEPAL - Chile); Lina Gast (“Referente de Red Ciudades y Gobiernos Locales Unidos - Barcelona, España”) were received by Diego Bruno (LIF’s Director), Roberto Ganín (General Manager) and Carlos Minatti (LIF’s Trustee).
     During the meeting, the visitors watched an institutional video and then they received information about public production of medicines.
     After that, they visited the LIF’s facilities.

The Health Minister led the 17ª Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday the 27th, Miguel González (Health Minister of Santa Fe and President of LIF’s Executive Committee) led the Annual General Meeting at LIF.


     Matìas Drivet (Legal Adviser of the Health Ministry) participated as a Government Representative.
     LIF’s Board of Directors Guillermo Cleti, Diego Bruno, Daniel Salomón and Carlos Arques participated in the meeting in which the annual report and financial statement for 2015 were approved.
     Carlos Minatti (LIF’s Trustee) and Roberto Ganin (General Manager) also attended the meeting.
     During the meeting, LIF’s Board of Directors presented the annual balance sheet, the inventory, the memory and the income statement for the period expired on December 31, 2015.
     Also, the management and fees of Board of Directors and Trustee; the investment annual programme; the policies of production, commercialization and research of the Society were approved.

The Health Committee of the Lower House, visited LIF

The Health Committee of the Lower House of Santa Fe province, visited LIF’s facilities and had a meeting with the Directors.

     LIF’s Directors: Diego Bruno, César Daniel Salomón and Guillermo Cleti welcomed the Health Committee’s members, Estela Maris Yaccuzzi, Patricia Guadalupe Chialvo, Raúl Augusto Fernández, Silvia Augsburger and Patricia Norma Tepp.
     Elvia Gómez (Medicines Network and Pharmaceutical Technology’s Director), Carlos Minatti (LIF’s Trustee) and Roberto Ganin (LIF’s General Manager) also participated in the meeting.
     First, the deputies had a meeting with the LIF’s Directors in which they received information about the different projects and watched an institutional video.
     Then, the members of the Committee and their advisors visited the LIF’s facilities such as production, quality control and storage.
     “We feel a great satisfaction when we receive visitors like you. LIF is an important tool for the public healthcare system in Santa Fe, through which the population can access to the medicines. It is essential for us to inform about our projects every time”, expressed Guillermo Cleti.
     “Since 65 years ago, LIF has produced medicines for Santa Fe. Since 2008, LIF has produced medicines for the whole Argentina. On the other hand, LIF has produced for a million people or for one with the same quality . These are our strengths”, said Daniel Salomón.
     “Today, we are more than a 100 people at LIF. In the last 8 years, LIF has produced more than 450 million pharmaceutical units (PU) for primary healthcare system of Santa Fe province and more than 150 million PU for the Health Ministry of the National Government. We want to maintain these numbers in the future and even to improve them”, said Diego Bruno.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Meeting of the ANLAP's Executive Committee - Centre Region

ANLAP’s Board of Directors and members of different laboratories from Centre Region participated in the meeting. It took place at LIF.

     ANLAP* called a meeting of laboratories who are located in the Centre Region of the country (Córdoba, Santa Fe and San Luis).
     Patricio de Urraza ( ANLAP’s President), Santiago Villa (ANLAP’s Director), Jerónimo Chaparro ( ANLAP’s Director), Jorge Zarzur (ANLAP’s Executive Director), Daniel Sabena (Hemoderivados LAB), Fernanda Pesado (LEM SE), Diego Bruno (LIF SE), Daniel Salomón (LIF SE) and Guillermo Cleti (LIF SE), participated in the meeting.
     Members of Laboratorios Puntanos (San Luis) and Laboratorio Municipal (San Francisco - Córdoba) were absent with previous notice.
     The activity took place at LIF headquarters in Santa Fe city.
     During the meeting, they made an analysis about the real situation of the public production of medicines (PPM) and agreed the activities for the first part of the year. Also, they analysed different possibilities to produce medicines for The Health Ministry of The National Government.
     Roberto Ganin (LIF’s General Manager) and Carlos Minatti (LIF’s Trustee) also participated in the meeting.
     “At the beginning of the 2016, we offered 1 million tablets of Paracetamol 500 mg to The National Government. In this moment, Paracetamol tablets still can be very useful to treat patients with dengue disease. We might produce more Paracetamol if The National Government needs it”, said Diego Bruno.
     “Since 2014, LIF has been developing a FONARSEC (1) project. This project has a 60% of the budget from MINCyT(2). In the last months, this project has received a negative impact by inflation and it will need a financial aid from MINCyT. We have given all the information to ANLAP’s Directors because in the next days they will have a meeting with MINCyT’s members”, said Guillermo Cleti.

*ANLAP: Agencia Nacional de Laboratorios Públicos - National Agency of Public Laboratories.
1 - FONARSEC is a financial instrument through which LIF received funds to improve its capacity of production.
2 - MINCyT: Ministerio de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología de la Nación - National Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology.