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AHD’s mission is to fundamentally change rural health care in Latin America by providing quality, sustainable medical services today and by training the rural health care leaders of tomorrow.

AHD’s Physician Residency and Nurse Training Program is conducted in partnership with local Ecuadorian universities.  These family physicians and nurses are trained to provide comprehensive care specific to the rural context.  They are tomorrow’s rural health care leaders.

Andean Health & Development opened a new facility in the grossly underserved city of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.  The new facility consists of a 60-bed hospital, a Physician and Nurse Training Center, and a Global Health Research Center.

Hospital Pedro Vicente Maldonado opened in 2000 to provide much needed health care to an underserved village in Ecuador.  Seven years later, the hospital was 100% financially self-sustaining.

Learn more about Hospital PVM, Andean Health & Development’s first hospital.

Learn more about Ecuador’s countryside.

Listen to Monica’s story about how the hospital helped her and her family.

Notre Dame’s What Would You Fight For? 2014

Hesburgh Hospital Inauguration, June 2014

Completing the Construction of Hesburgh Hospital

Dr. David Gaus and Mr. Harry Kraemer speaking at the Notre Dame Club of Chicago’s Hesburgh Forum, 2013

New Hospital To Be Built in Santo Domingo

Summer Survivor Video 2013

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UW Department of Family Medicine
1100 Delaplaine Ct.
Madison, WI 53715
Email:  Phone: (619) 788-6833