Carlos del Salto has served on the Board of VWR International, LLC since September 2007 and currently is a member of the Audit Committee. Carlos retired from Baxter Healthcare Corporation in March 2006 where he was the Senior Vice President responsible for Baxter’s Intercontinental and Asia-Pacific operations. He had been with Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s since 1973, and he held numerous positions including President of Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s Renal Business, President of Latin America/Switzerland/Austria and General Manager of Mexico. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Unity of Florida, a non-profit organization focusing on empowering Hispanics and other members of the community to become self-sufficient and lead productive lives. Carlos also serves as a President and Founder of the “Natividad de los Andes” Foundation in Ecuador South America, a non-profit organization that provides free education in computer science to children from low income families. He holds a bachelor of accounting degree from Juan de Velasco College in Ecuador. In addition, he received his master of finance degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

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Breakthrough Maternal/Child Health Grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities

As you all know, we’ve spent two decades working to improve medical care for Ecuador’s rural poor. And recently, this work and commitment earned a $1.5 million grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). This remarkable award validates the hard work of everyone in this organization, specifically because Andean Health is one of only four organizations to receive one of these prized global grants. This grant will help us specifically address maternal and newborn health services in Santo Domingo and the surrounding provinces.

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This is Vanesa, the very first baby born in the new RMHC maternal/child health program at Hesburgh Hospital.