The annual report of PAHO focuses on closing
the gaps in health in the least protected populations in the Americas.
The region of the Americas "continues
to show inequities" in resource allocation and the design and implementation
of health policies, as shown by unequal access to services, disparities
between rural and urban areas, in areas where poverty is highly concentrated,
the situations of disadvantaged groups such as women, children, indigenous
populations, young people, and the elderly, and populations exposed to