Juan Luis Londoño

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:715

Colombian health minister whose reforms helped reduce inequities in healthcare provision

Juan Luis Londoño, who died last month after the plane that was carrying him crashed in the Andes mountains, led the creation of a new social protection network in a needy country. During his brief career as Colombia's minister of health and labour, his objectives included the introduction of pension and labour reforms aimed at addressing unemployment, and the consolidation of the health system.

Londoño, who had a PhD in economics from Harvard University, had a clear vision for social policy: he strove to …

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