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    IDB World: Videogames, Transportation, Vaccine Watch

    Below are three IDB's blog entries about video games and public transport in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the vaccination pace in the region.

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    Social Distancing Is Here to Stay, So The Time Has Come for Telemedicine

    Telemedicine has many advantages over face-to-face appointments, especially in a scenario of social distancing. The region should aim to follow this path; yet, there are still many bumps in the road that must be overcome.

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    For Epharmacies, COVID-19 Presents Unique Chance for Expansion

    The efficiency of epharmacies in delivering low-cost pharmaceuticals, combined with the increasing penetration of e-commerce, is driving the segment's growth amid the pandemic. Its advantages over physical pharmacies are abundant.

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  • Coronavirus Impact Dashboard: The Effects of Social Distancing Measures

    Coronavirus Impact Dashboard: The Effects of Social Distancing Measures

     

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  • What happens when low-income people's disposable income increases?

    What happens when low-income people's disposable income increases?

    The base of the pyramid as we knew it ten years ago has changed tremendously. Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic growth between 2000 and 2010 benefited many in the region, from top to bottom. Millions of people emerged from poverty, and the segment of those living on $4-10 a day grew considerably. More than 400 million people in Latin America live at the base of the pyramid (BOP) today. They represent a $760 billion market annually. The Inter-American Development Bank's BASE III Forum will be this year's opportunity to discuss how to tap into this unexplored market and have an impact on low-income people's lives. It will take place in Mexico City on June 29-July 1.

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  • Can innovations in healthcare technology leapfrog to better solutions?

    Can innovations in healthcare technology leapfrog to better solutions?

    In our experience at the IDB, healthcare systems in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) suffer from severe resource constraints.  Competing health priorities, budget restrictions, staff shortages and general technological deficiencies leave large segments of the population without basic treatment.

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