Health Innovation & Technology in Latin America & the Caribbean

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Apr 2024
The report offers a comprehensive analysis of health startups in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), delving into the challenges, trends, and investments in the region. It identifies major health challenges faced by LAC populations alongside issues of access, funding, data, workforce, technology, and regulation. Additionally, it outlines 50 health innovation and technology trends shaping the future of healthcare in LAC, with 15 strategic shifts indicating fundamental transformations. The report maps the landscape of health startups, analyzing their distribution by country, sub-sector, and cluster, while also highlighting key venture capital investors and funding activities. Furthermore, it examines IDB Lab's role in the sector and its portfolio of health innovation projects, offering insights into funding types, regions, sub-sectors, and ecosystem players in LAC, both historically and post-pandemic. The report is accompanied by a compendium of health innovation startups in the region, available at: