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As a leading CRO in LATAM, we specialize in supporting clinical trials throughout the region. Our extensive experience and broad network of clinical sites enable us to execute trials with speed and efficiency, ensuring high patient recruitment and retention rates.

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Top 5 Health Conditions in Latin America – Cohortias the CRO of LATAM.

Latin America is a vast region that encompasses a diverse group of countries with varying cultures, languages, and economic backgrounds.

Despite the differences, several health conditions affect the entire region. In this blog, we will discuss the top 5 health conditions in Latin America in 2023.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, are a group of chronic diseases that are not caused by infectious agents.

These include conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. In Latin America, NCDs are the leading cause of death, accounting for more than 75% of all deaths.

The prevalence of NCDs in the region is attributed to lifestyle factors such as unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption.

The rising prevalence of NCDs poses a significant burden on the healthcare system, and there is a need for policies and programs to address the root causes of these conditions.

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases remain a significant health concern in Latin America. Although the incidence of infectious diseases has declined over the past few decades, certain conditions such as dengue fever, malaria, and tuberculosis continue to affect the region.

In addition, emerging infectious diseases such as Zika and Chikungunya pose a significant threat to public health. The lack of access to clean water, poor sanitation, and inadequate healthcare services contribute to the spread of infectious diseases in Latin America.

Therefore, there is a need for effective prevention and control strategies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases.

Mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a growing concern in Latin America. Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are among the most common mental health disorders in the region.

The prevalence of these conditions is attributed to various factors such as poverty, violence, and social stigma. The lack of access to mental health services and the inadequate training of healthcare providers also contribute to the high burden of mental health disorders in the region.

The need for effective prevention and treatment programs for mental health disorders is essential to improve the quality of life of individuals in Latin America.

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Maternal and child health

Maternal and child health remains a significant concern in Latin America. Despite improvements in healthcare services and access to family planning, maternal mortality rates in the region remain high, with an estimated 74 deaths per 100,000 live births.

In addition, infant and child mortality rates are also high, with an estimated 11 deaths per 1,000 live births. The lack of access to quality healthcare services, poor nutrition, and inadequate maternal and child care contribute to these high rates.

Therefore, there is a need for policies and programs to improve access to quality healthcare services and to address the underlying causes of maternal and child mortality in the region.

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health concern in Latin America. The prevalence of CKD is high, with an estimated 10% of the population affected by the condition.

The high incidence of CKD in the region is attributed to various factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and exposure to environmental toxins. The lack of access to healthcare services, inadequate screening programs, and limited availability of treatment options contribute to the high burden of CKD in Latin America.

Therefore, there is a need for policies and programs to improve access to healthcare services, increase awareness of the condition, and develop effective prevention and treatment strategies.

In conclusion, Latin America faces a range of health challenges, from non-communicable diseases to infectious diseases, mental health, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS.

Addressing these challenges will require a multi-sectoral approach that includes education, policy change, and investment in health systems and infrastructure. By working together, we can improve the health and wellbeing of people in Latin America and create a brighter future for all.

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Source: Woodrow Wilson Center

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We define ourselves as a unique team, capable of blending our academic background with a global business mindset to bring the highest standard of quality and operational excellence into clinical research in Latin America.

Early Phase Trials

- First-in-Human Studies.
- Get to patients faster, no IND necessary.
- Valid data for FDA submission.

Rescue Studies

- Regain lost time and boost patient recruitment.
- We work alongside Global CROs to get studies back on track.
- More than 200 sites available.

Phase II & III Trials

- Full-Service Clinical Outsourcing.
- Proven infrastructure that can handle any trial.
- Local Regulatory Experts
- Wide network of sites and physicians.

Medical Devices

- A fast-track platform that will meet your timeline.
- We take care of everything, from shipping requirements all the way to data collection.
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Outsourcing Clinical Trials to Latin America

Unlock the advantages and opportunities of outsourcing clinical trials to Latin America. Diverse patient population, streamlined regulations, and cost-effectiveness

Lower Operating Costs

From lower labor costs to lower costs for rent, utilities, and equipment, you can save money on your clinical trial budget while still ensuring the quality of your trial

Access to Emerging Markets

Latin America offers access to emerging markets, providing an opportunity for pharmaceutical companies to expand their reach and reach new patient populations.

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Cohortias is redefining Clinical Research in Latin America

We are committed to become leaders in providing clinical research services in Latin America. Here at Cohortias, we combine our academic roots, proven experience and a large pool of patients from an extensive network of sites.

Our main purpose is to deliver high quality data.

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Clinical Research in Latin America

Cohortias has built an extensive and highly reputable network of clinical sites which can access patients in a timely manner and operate within a standard-of-care comparable to the U.S. healthcare system.


  • Site Management

  • Data Management

  • Site Selection

  • Regulatory Submissions

  • Clinical Monitoring

  • Protocol Development


Beta Trials Platform

  • First-in-human studies

Medical Devices

  • Pilot and Pivotal Device Studies

Phases I – III

  • We partner with our clients to bring their products in a fast and efficient manner to the market with the highest quality standards


  • Diabetes/Metabolic Syndromes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology

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Academic Leadership and Extensive Clinical Site Network for Efficient Clinical Trials

  • Our peer-to-peer management approach guarantees high patient recruitment and retention in any clinical trial

High Speed Execution

  • We offer the quickest start-up times in each country.
  • Efficient Clinical Site Selection and Contracting.
  • Benefit from our extensive network of clinical sites and streamlined contracting process.

Operational Excellence

  • Proven record of delivering rescue studies, we consistently exceed industry performance standards.
  • Our team provides efficient query resolution to keep your trial on track.

Business Insight and Flexibility

  • We offer innovative pricing models and short lines of communication to ensure maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
  • At Cohortias, we prioritize  short lines of communication to ensure efficient collaboration.
  • Swift adaptation to changes in the trial landscape to keep your study on schedule.

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We provide our services with offices in:

Colombia &

Daniela Maresca
Daniela Maresca | Country Lead Argentina
Martín Hernández-Torre | CMO
Maritza Rojas | CRA II
Pedro Alvarez | Business Development Manager
Samantha Rodriguez Cohortias
Samantha Rdz. | Start-Up Manager
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