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Daniel Gollán

Daniel Gollán with fellow health ministers of Mercosul in 2015

Daniel Gollán is the former Health Minister of Argentina.


Daniel Gollán made his university studies during the Dirty War, and joined the "Juventud Universitaria Peronista". He met the future president Néstor Kirchner by then. He studied under the guidance of the cardiologist Floreal Ferrara. He led the ANMAT from 2008 to 2010, and advises the Carta Abierta group on topics related to health.[1]

Daniel Gollán

He was appointed minister of health in Argentina, on February 26, 2015. Replacing Juan Luis Manzur.[1] Kirchnerism could not achieve a victory for Daniel Scioli in the 2015 presidential election that allowed him to prevent a ballotage, and runs for a runoff election against Mauricio Macri. Kirchnerism reacted with a negative campaigning against Macri. Gollán said, in his Twitter account, "The 12 new radiation therapy centers to treat cancer will continue if Scioli is president. Think well before you vote". The opposition asked for his resignation, and Gollán deleted the post and claimed that his account had been hacked. Still, his previous posts had a similar tone.[2] Anyhow, the statements in this negative campaigning showed to be true, as after Scioli lost the election and Mauricio Macri become the President of Argentina, many hospitals were closed,[3] Argentina's public health system was seriously deteriorated [4][5] and even the Minstry of Health ceased to exist and was substituted by a Secretariat, with lower budget and less decision powers.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Quién es Daniel Gollán, el nuevo ministro de Salud" [Who is Daniel Gollan, the new ministry of health] (in Spanish). La Nación. February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Mariana Verón (November 4, 2015). "Un tuit del ministro Gollán desató una polémica y reavivó la campaña negativa" [A tweet by minister Gollán started a controversy and renewed the negative campaigning] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Agustina Arredondo (April 26, 2018). "Cinco hospitales en uno" [Five hospitals in a single one] (in Spanish). Página 12. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Renata Padín (October 19, 2018). "Macri también ajusta en Salud" [Macri also appllies adjustment to health] (in Spanish). Página 12. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Make medicines affordable (October 19, 2018). "Activists fear looming health crisis in Argentina – call on IMF to act" [Activists fear looming health crisis in Argentina – call on IMF to act]. Make medicines affordable. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Guido Carelli Lynch (September 1, 2018). "Mauricio Macri elimina 10 ministerios y desplazan a los vicejefes de Gabinete" [Mauricio Macri Mauricio Macri closes 10 ministries and dismisses the viceheads de Cabinet] (in Spanish). Diario Clarín. Retrieved January 18, 2019.