ICMDA's South America region covers the mainland area from Colombia down to Chile. It represents 13 countries, seven of which have fellowships that are affiliated with ICMDA, the oldest being ACAPS in Argentina, and our newest member ACSAIP in Peru.
There are over 500 medical schools here, serving 430 million people. Brazil is by far the biggest nation with a population of 212 million - nearly half of all the people in the region. The major languages are Spanish and Portuguese.
There is a large Christian presence here and the evangelical Christian community is growing - currently representing about 12% of the population. However, a folk Catholicism is the dominant spirituality of many South Americans.
There are good numbers of skilled health professionals in Argentina, Brazil & Uruguay, but far fewer in the other nations. There are on average 2.1 hospital beds in the region (per 1,000 people).
South America Regional Secretary
Regional Representative for South America
Area Representative for Uruguay, Argentina and Chile in South America
Area Representative for Bolivia and Paraguay in South America
Area Representative for Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in South America
South America board member