Slim Initiative in Genomic Medicine
Initiative of the Carlos Slim Foundation, in conjunction with the Broad Institute of MIT, Harvard University and the National Institute of Genomic Medicine of Mexico. The purpose of the initiative is to develop the capacity of genomic research in the country, and thus learn more about diseases that occur due to genetic components, such as diabetes and cancer.
With the aim of establishing preventive interventions and timely and quality care for the entire population throughout the life line, the Carlos Slim Foundation has created the Integral MIDO Ecosystem, which allows the monitoring of a person in their life line, from pregnancy, early childhood, school age, adolescence, and into adulthood.
The poorest communities in Mexico and Central America have low rates of health care, and maternal and neonatal mortality rates are a constant concern for governments and civil organizations working to reverse their negative effects. The Salud Mesoamérica initiative seeks to reduce the health gaps that exist in the Mesoamerican region, specifically in terms of maternal health, vaccination and child nutrition.