Panama strengthens its research-for-health system with the National Assembly issuing the Law on Research for Health (14 May 2019, Law 84)

19 May, 2019

Panama's research for health system strengthened with the promulgation by the National Assembly of Law 84 (14 May 2019) that regulates and promotes research for health and establishes its governance and stewardship. Find the law (in Spanish) at

This new milestone brings substantial progress to Panama in fulfilling regional and global agreements expressed in PAHO’s Policy on Research for Health

Dr. Luis Gabriel Cuervo

Senior Advisor for Health Systems Research

Unit of Health Systems and Access, Department of Health Systems and Services

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization

525 Twenty-third Street NW, Washington, DC. 20037. USA

Tel +1 (202) 974-3135