In Ecuador

  • Ecuador’s Social Security Institute
    AHD’s hospitals have a contract with Social Security which is a public insurance provided to Ecuador’s workforce including farmers.  Social Security patients compose about 85% of Hospital PVM’s total patients and about 10% of Hesburgh Hospital’s.
  • Ecuador’s Ministry of Health
    Physicians working at Ministry of Health facilities receive residency training at Hesburgh Hospital so they can become health care leaders in their own public hospitals in other parts of rural Ecuador.
  • Catholic University of Ecuador
    AHD has conducted its family practice residency program with this university partner.
  • Tsachila Tribe of Santo Domingo
    This is the local tribe of Santo Domingo (2,500 people) who have maintained significant isolation from western culture for hundreds of years, but are now confronted with issues of language, deforestation and environmental contamination, a rapidly evolving western diet, educational challenges, and of course new health considerations. Hesburgh Hospital has conducted research on this group to help address illnesses of modernization that challenge the limits of their traditional medical model, which is managed by healers.

In the U.S. and Internationally

  • Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
    This generous foundation has funded Hospital PVM’s operating deficit to bring that facility to financial self-sustainability. The foundation also gave a major injection of funds to build Hesburgh Hospital in Santo Domingo.
  • Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
    Since 2001, this foundation in Springfield, IL has provided seven containers of high quality hospital equipment and supplies to AHD’s two hospitals.
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    The IDB helped finance Hesburgh Hospital and provided a grant for technical cooperation and research in Santo Domingo.
  • Margaret A. Darrin Foundation
    The Darrin Foundation has provided years of operational support for AHD.
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    The Medical College sends medical students to Ecuador to complete a month-long elective at one of AHD’s hospitals.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
    RMHC has provided AHD with funding to develop its residency program in Santo Domingo and helped build the simulation lab on HH’s campus.  Earlier funds helped bring high quality services to mothers and families, and in turn helped bring Hospital PVM to financial breakeven.
  • Trimedx Foundation
    Trimedx provides medical equipment repair and support by sending bilingual volunteer biomedical technicians to Hesburgh Hospital annually.
  • University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute
    Master’s in Global Health students from Eck conduct research on antibiotic resistance patterns in the communities where AHD works. The Institute donated a microbiology lab, which is housed on Hesburgh Hospital’s campus.
  • University of Notre Dame’s Class of 84
    Classmates of David Gaus have raised and donated millions of dollars for Andean Health since 1997. 12 of AHD’s Advisory Board members are from the Class of 84!
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute
    UW has partnered with AHD in various ways over the years, including conducting a study on arboviruses, such as zika, dengue, and chikungunya.  The university also sends medical students to Ecuador to complete a month-long elective at one of AHD’s hospitals.
  • You
    Support from individuals like you has been AHD’s number one source of financing. Thank you!


Spring News 2024

55-year-old Marta has chronic kidney disease related to diabetes and hypertension. She has received hemodialysis a few times a week for the past year but missed a week of dialysis. Short of breath, she went to one of Ecuador’s public health centers outside of the small, coastal town of Quevedo.

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