WITHOUT ACCESS TO QUALITY MEDICAL CARE,
DRINKING WATER CAN BE FATAL.

ABOUT US

Over two decades, we have pioneered a proven, sustainable model to deliver quality health care services to those who need them most. Our focus has been Ecuador, but our methods can work in other parts of developing Latin America.

Join us in our mission to change the world, one region at a time.

 

Give Now

A 20-Year Journey

For two decades, Dr. David Gaus has led Andean Health and Development to provide quality healthcare to the underserved rural poor of Ecuador. Since launching the organization in 1997 with his mentor and co-chair, the late Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, he has innovated a sustainable approach to rural health, establishing clinics, two hospitals, and a residency training program for rural doctors. The story is nothing short of inspirational.

About Us

Learn More

News

"Hesburgh" Documentary & New Book

AHD will be one of two recipients of any profits from the new documentary Hesburgh. Fr. Hesburgh would be very proud of where Andean Health is today. He was co-founder of Andean Health and its Board Chair for 17 years. Opening weekend is April 26 in Chicago and South Bend, and May 3 in Milwaukee and other cities.

Showtimes & Tickets  

LONG ROAD FROM QUITO LAUNCHED

A book about the inspiring journey of Dr. David Gaus and Andean Health & Development is now on bookshelves. Long Road from Quito is written by Tony Hiss.

A book signing by David Gaus will take place at Hammes Bookstore on the University of Notre Dame’s campus on June 1 at 11:30am.

Purchase Long Road from Quito

Learn More >