Mr. Martín Sabignoso
Martín Sabignoso is a lawyer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He obtained his Master degree in Business Law at the Austral University. Currently, he serves as Secretary of Health Equity in the Ministry of Health of Argentina.
Dr. Sabignoso served as senior advisor on health reforms and universal health coverage financing systems in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for Latin American and the Caribbean. He served also as advisor for the Department of Financing and Governance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He has provided technical support to over 15 countries, including Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama, Angola, Kenya and India, among others.
He co-led WHO’s thematic group on Results-based Financing. He is a member of the Regional Network of Explicit Prioritization and Health Benefits Plans CRITERIA. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Center for Healthy Development (CHD). He is also a member of WHO’s Experts Reference Group on Prioritized Benefits Plans for Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO).
Dr. Sabignoso served as National Director of Plan Nacer – Programa SUMAR in the Ministry of Health of Argentina (2008-2015). During his administration, the Plan Nacer included universal coverage of congenital heart diseases surgeries for children and adolescents under 19. This was integrated with the Universal Children Allowance (AUH) and Pregnancy Allowance. In addition, Programa SUMAR was implemented, which is the extension of Plan Nacer for children, adolescents, and women under 64 years old.
Dr. Sabignoso is currently Director of the Specialization Program on Health Communication, School of Journalism and Social Communication, National University of La Plata (UNLP). He is also a lecturer of Health Economics at the Master Program of Public Finances, School of Economic Sciences, UNLP.