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Ximena Aguilera Sanhueza
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.
Fernando Araos Dattoli
Undersecretary Araos is a physician-surgeon with studies in public health and health organization management both in Chile and abroad. He holds a master’s in public health and health management from the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and a master’s in health management from the Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile).
With more than 10 years dedicated primarily to public health, he has led a series of organizations, is experienced in practicing and teaching medicine, and has held board positions in professional associations, hospitals, clinics, and emergency services.
He began his career at Hospital Sótero del Río in 2007, working ad honorem as an intern until 2010. He then worked as a doctor at Clínica Consan for three years, helping to introduce innovations to care models for patients with complex wounds and ulcers. At the same time, he continued his work in the public sphere as head of the Home Hospitalization Unit of Hospital San Borja Arriarán from 2012 to 2014, and as head of the Care Demand Management Department and as assistant director of the Adult Medicine Unit at the same hospital.
From 2015 to 2017, he served as Director of SAMU emergency services in the Metropolitan Region. Before being appointed undersecretary, he was serving as technical secretary of the Public Health Department at the Chilean Medical Association and as physician advisory on life cycle and integrated health networks at the South-East Metropolitan Health Service, where he managed the care program for seniors in the network.
His accomplishments include achieving administrative independence for SAMU Metropolitano, and the modernization of infrastructure, technology, and staffing at the Call Center and Early Warning System, which improved people’s access to SAMU emergency services.
At the Hospital San Borja Arriarán he led improvements in medical scheduling and standardization of waiting lists and bed management, and directed the launch of the home hospitalization program, which increased efficiency and therefore led to improved care management.
Andrea Albagli Iruretagoyena
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).
Institutions of Ministry of Health
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