Andean Health and Development

Andean Health & Development (AHD) is fundamentally changing rural health care in Ecuador by providing sustainable, quality medical care today and by training the rural health care leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to an expanded vision of primary care based on small rural hospitals that are the focal point for comprehensive community health, championing prevention while saving the lives of children and adults every day.

Andean Health and Development
14257 Waters Edge Trail
New Berlin, WI 53151
United States
(619) 702-8114
http://www.andeanhealth.org

Founder & Executive Director

David Gaus, M.D., MPH & TM

Management Team

Diego Herrera, Laura Dries

Board of Directors

Theodore Hesburgh, Michael Heisler, David Gaus, Michael Breslin, Barnett Cline, Alan Gianotti, Michael Hansen, Lou Nanni, Paul O'Hop, John Rudolf, Beth Toomey, Peter Urbain, Tim Willis, Diego Herrera, Laura Dries

Mission

Andean Health & Development (AHD) is fundamentally changing rural health care in Ecuador by providing sustainable, quality medical care today and by training the rural health care leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to an expanded vision of primary care based on small rural hospitals that are the focal point for comprehensive community health, championing prevention while saving the lives of children and adults every day.

Programs

Andean Health & Development (AHD) builds and operates financially self-sustaining hospitals in Ecuador for the rural poor. We conduct a Family Medicine Physician Residency and Nurse Training Program in collaboration with leading Ecuadorian universities. AHD trains these health professionals in order to systemically change the way health services are delivered in Ecuador. This innovative model for secondary rural care will be replicated throughout Ecuador and new locations in Latin America.

Statistics on Andean Health and Development

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2008: $372,975
  • Other funding sources: 75% Individuals, 20% Foundations, 5% Corporate
  • Religious Affiliation: None