Harvard School of Public Health Visits MIDO® Health Space in Mexico City’s Metro Station

Dr. Donna Spiegelman, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics of the Harvard School of Public Health visited on March 16 the MIDO® Health Space (Espacio de la Salud MIDO), located inside the Cuatro Caminos’ Metro Station. In this busy Metro Station of Mexico City, the Integrated Measurement for Timely Detection (MIDO®) protocol was established to screen individuals using the facilities.

The objective of this visit was that Dr. Spiegelman’s could learn more about the MIDO® strategy , a fundamental tool of the CASALUD Model , both developed by the Carlos Slim Foundation CSF), in order to plan a possible joint project between both institutions.

The interest shown by prestigious international institutions, such as the School of Public Health of Harvard University in Boston, for the models and strategies developed by CSF evidence the quality and innovation of the Foundation’s health proposals. In this case, the innovative CASALUD Model through its MIDO strategy seeks to improve healthcare in first contact health units, with emphasis on prevention of diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Since 2013, it operates in partnership with the federal Ministry of Health and state governments as part of the National Strategy against Diabetes, Overweight and Obesity.