David Gaus, Executive Director of Andean Health and Development, received the 2010 Social Entrepreneur Award for Latin America at the World Economic Forum in Cartagena, Colombia, on April 8th. The World Economic Forum is a Geneva, Switzerland-based foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment.
The Schwab Foundation recognized David for this award because of his “Rural Hospital Model,” which emphasizes the provision of quality health care on the ground now and the education of the future’s leaders in rural health. The Schwab Foundation identifies and advances the missions of the world’s true innovators.
Watch David accept this award at the ceremony! Best to skip ahead to 4:45.
Congratulations to Dr. David Gaus! This is a huge step for Andean Health and Development sparking the attention of the ever-expanding global health community. You can view the entire report from the 2010 World Economic Forum by clicking here. (pdf)
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