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Salud Pública de México

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GOMEZ-DANTES, Octavio  and  FRENK, Julio. Chronicle of a century of public health in Mexico: from public health to social protection in health. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2019, vol.61, n.2, pp.202-211.  Epub Dec 06, 2019. ISSN 0036-3634.

This paper describes the creation of the legal framework and the origin, growth and consolidation of the institutions and interventions (initiatives, programs and policies) that nourished public health in Mexico in the past century. It also discusses the recent efforts to guarantee universal social protection in health. This quest, which lasted a century, developed through three generations of reform that gave birth to a health system that offers protection against sanitary risks, protection of health care quality and financial protection to all the population in the country.

Keywords : public health; social protection in health; Mexico.

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