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Ximena Aguilera Sanhueza

HEALTH MINISTER

Ximena Aguilera Sanhueza holds a Degree in Medicine from the Universidad de Chile, where she subsequently specialized as a surgeon. 

She was senior advisor for Communicable Diseases at the Pan American Health Organization from 2008 to 2010. She was also head of the Health Planning Division at the Health Ministry from 2005 to 2008 and national head of Epidemiology from 1999 to 2005. 

Prior to her appointment as Health Minister, she served as director of the Center for Epidemiology and Health Policy in the Faculty of Medicine at Clínica Alemana - Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.

Undersecretaries

Andrea Albagli Iruretagoyena's portrait

Andrea Albagli Iruretagoyena

PUBLIC HEALTH UNDERSECRETARY

Andrea Albagli Iruretagoyena holds a Degree in Psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Master’s in Epidemiology from the Universidad Católica.

She has experience at the Health Ministry, where she worked in the Epidemiology Department, and she was head of Noncommunicable Diseases in the National Health Strategy Team. She was also program evaluator at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA).

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Osvaldo Salgado Zepeda

HEALTHCARE NETWORKS UNDERSECRETARY

Dr. Osvaldo Salgado Zepeda is an otolaryngologist, and holds a degree from the Universidad de Chile. He has extensive experience in public service, an area in which he has developed his professional career.

He was Health Undersecretary during the government of former President Ricardo Lagos. During his administration, he participated in the creation of the Healthcare Networks Undersecretary’s Office, of which he was its first undersecretary.

During the second administration of former President Michelle Bachelet, he was Director of the South Metropolitan Health Service.

Until his appointment as Healthcare Networks Undersecretary, he was part of the medical team at the Barros Luco Hospital, where he worked as an otolaryngologist.