Thinking Inside of Brazil’s Health In a Box  

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Dr. Kikawa won awards from the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, and multiple awards from U.S and other International organizations.

 He set his sights on CIES  Global to introduce the world´s first self-contained, highly adaptable and customizable Health Container to interested sites throughout the US, LATAM, Asia and Africa.  Although manufactured and delivered initially direct from São Paulo Brazil, new manufacturing has been initiated in Miami and the first Mobile Health Unit was delivered to Atlanta Georgia in October 2016 and over 400 people have been treated.

University Hybrid Hospital Screening and Treatment Center  São Paulo

CIES Brazil’s success is evident in the tremendous social impact measured such as reducing patient wait time for preventive procedures from 2 years to less than 30 days. 

The population impact of the program is significant as health services are taken to areas of low access and utilization and long wait list for schedule of exams and screening procedures to demonstrable definitive diagnosis and treatment in only 10 days on average, 30% reduction in cost to the Federal Government (when compared with traditional government medical services) and satisfaction indicators of users exceeding 92%.

The culmination of the success of CIES Brazil was evident by the transformation of the CIES model into Public Policy legislation by the Government of the City of São Paulo.   

University Hybrid Hospital Screening and Treatment Center  São Paulo

CIES Brazil succeeded in a hostile political and legal environment at a time when there existed and continues to exist in Brazil a public “crisis of confidence” among Brazilians toward their federal government’s ability to address their most pressing social issues of economic security, health and wellness

This was accomplished largely because CIES Brazil leadership introduced a private sector, profitable, efficient and community based scalable alternative to providing health care for the most medically fragile and disparate segments of that community. 

CIES Global leadership recognizes that these social elements are present in most major countries including well-developed countries such as the U.S.

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About the author

Eduardo Montana

Dr. Eduardo Montaña is a Preventive Pediatric Cardiologists and Lipidologist who in 2001 founded Children’s Cardiovascular Medicine, a private practice in the Metropolitan Atlanta area covering the needs of the infants, children and adolescents throughout the State Georgia. 
He currently serves as a National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)/National Hispanic Medical Foundation (NHMF) Physician Leadership Fellow in Washington DC where he participates in developing policy initiatives related to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate healthcare Services (CLAS) for Latino Communities.
He serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Health Care Coalition of Georgia (HHCCG) supporting initiatives at addressing Obesity and Diabetes in Latino Communities through Health Education and Promotion Services. 
Dr. Montaña completed both his training in Preventive Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine as well as his Masters of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. 
In the early nineties, Dr. Montaña was awarded and completed an appointment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion in the Epidemiology Intelligence Service in Birth Defects Surveillance. He later served on faculty at Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. 
Dr. Montaña earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration and Management from University of Colorado Executive Health Care Business School. He remains committed to positively impacting educational and health care disparities in Latin American youth.