Dr. Diego Herrera earned his M.D. at the Central University of Ecuador, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito. He subsequently studied Medical Anthropology and ultimately earned a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy and Research.  He is the Vice President of Saludesa, AHD’s counterpart in Ecuador, professor at two of AHD’s partner universities, the Universidad Luis Vargas Torres de Esmeraldas and the Universidad Católica de Quito.  Dr. Herrera has various publications on Health Anthropology topics, Family Medicine, and rural hospital administration.


Fall 2023 News

In addition to patient care and training, AHD commits some of its resources to research activities. You might be asking yourself, “why would AHD conduct research endeavors in Ecuador when those resources could be used to address the great unmet need for medical care right now?” It’s a fair question that deserves careful consideration.

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