Colombia

National Institute of Health

(Instituto Nacional de Salud)

Tel: +571 220 7700 ext 1101
Avenida calle 26 No. 51-20
Zona 6 CAN
Bogotá, Colombia
Martha Lucia Ospina - Director 
www.ins.gov.co
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Institute Profile

National Institute of Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud "Samper-Martínez" - INS) is a public establishment with its own administrative and financial autonomy under the Ministry of Social Protection. It is a member of the Health System and National System of Science and Technology. INS functions are to:
  • Coordinate, implement, and conduct scientific research in health and biomedicine in accordance with the policies, plans, and guidelines of the Ministry of Social Protection
  • Advise, coordinate, implement, and manage programs and projects in scientific research and technological development in health
  • Advise the national government and local authorities in determining policies, plans, and projects of scientific research and technological development in health
  • Participate in planning, development, and coordination of information systems in health and epidemiologic surveillance, in coordination with the Ministry of Social Protection
  • Coordinate, advise, and oversee the national network of laboratories and serve as a national health reference laboratory
  • Promote and conduct advanced training activities for personnel in the areas of scientific and technical competence 
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Colombia Facts

POPULATION:

45,660,000

SIZE:

1,138,914 sq km

GDP (USD):

$478 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$8,430

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Cancers
- Violence
- Stroke
- Lung Disease

INFANT MORTALITY:

17 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 73 
Female: 80

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Ranking