Argentina is located in South America’s Southern Cone. It is the eighth-largest country in the world, with 47 million people. Our country is a melting pot, with the vast majority of our citizens of European descent. Argentina is very rich in natural resources, including fresh water, minerals and hydrocarbons. Known as the “granary of the world,” our country is one of the world’s largest food producers, growing enough to feed more 400 million people a year. The literacy rate among Argentines is nearly 100%.

Argentina has more than 30 airports, such as the Ezeiza International Airport, the largest in Argentina, with flights arriving from all over the world; and Jorge Newbery Airport, the main hub for domestic flights, located in the capital city of Buenos Aires.

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Geographic and Tourist Information

Argentina is bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north and Brazil, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, with the Pacific Ocean and Chile to the west.

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina and one of the most populated cities in the world, a vibrant and cosmopolitan cultural and business hub. It is located on the west coast of the La Plata River, which flows into the South Atlantic. The most visited city in South America and the second most visited city in Latin America, Buenos Aires is a first-class tourist destination, dubbed the “Paris of South America” for its European-style architecture, wide avenues, theaters and exciting nightlife. Buenos Aires is the birthplace of Pope Francisco (former Archbishop of Buenos Aires) and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and will proudly host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Argentina stands out for its wide variety of tourist and cultural attractions, among them tango music and dance, the Atlantic beaches, the Parana Delta, the Patagonia, Iguazu Falls and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Virtually all the internationally-renowned hotel chains have properties in Argentina. The quintessential Argentine meal is an asado (beef grilled on embers) followed by empanadas (pastries filled with meat and other ingredients), tamales, sweet corn and “locro”. Argentina is home to some of the best wines in the world, and its most widely-known infusion is mate, sipped hot through a metal straw. Argentina is a Spanish-speaking country, although a significant number of Argentines also speak English.

Medicine in Argentina

With two Nobel Prize Laureates in Medicine (Bernardo Alberto Houssay in 1947 and Cesar Milstein in 1984) and one Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry (Luis Federico Leloir in 1970), Argentina is well positioned as a provider of high-complexity healthcare. Our country’s reputation is world-renowned, our physicians having made significant contributions to advances in such procedures as blood transfusions, the bypass, the artificial heart and the stent. Our healthcare infrastructure and technologies are among the best in the world thanks to extensive investments in technological innovations, cutting-edge equipment and the most advanced surgical instruments, enabling our professionals to make accurate diagnoses and performing delicate surgeries.

The personnel working at our hospitals and clinics have been trained both in Argentina and abroad, and many of them are actively involved in research and development.

Argentina offers top-notch medical services not only in the capital city of Buenos Aires, but also in Cordoba, Mendoza, Santa Fe, Rosario, La Plata, Mar del Plata, Salta, Jujuy, Tucuman, Posadas, Neuquen, Rio Gallegos, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia, Bariloche and other major cities.

Argentina subscribes to the World Health Organization’s Code of Ethics, and the Argentine Medical Association is responsible for overseeing and certifying all our country’s medical treatments.

Argentina has more than 20 public and private medical schools, providing first-class academic training and enrolling students from across Latin America and the rest of the world.

Top medical schools include those at the Universities of Buenos Aires, La Plata and Cordoba; as well as Austral University, Favaloro University, Del Salvador University.

The National Academy of Medicine of Buenos Aires is a medical, public health and scientific research institution created in 1822. It also provides grants to medical or scientific researchers and publishes the results of its scientific research internationally.

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Argentina’s high standard of excellence in medical care attracts patients from all over the world.

Approximately 14,000 patients come from other countries to receive medical treatment in Argentina. Of those, 33% seek cosmetic surgery and 67% seek medical treatments. Many of Meditar’s patients come from Latin American and other countries where high-complexity healthcare services and clinical expertise are not available. Others come from the United States or other countries where comparable medical treatments cost far more than in Argentina.