Ashoka Fellow
Mexico
Fellow Since 1989
PROCAO, A.C.
    This description of Beatriz Avila Curiel's work was prepared when Beatriz Avila Curiel was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
    Introduction
    Beatriz is a professionally trained dentist who has worked for the past 10 years in rural organizations in different states of Mexico (Durango, Sonora and Veracruz). She now plans to combine her professional background and her rural experience and set up a preventive health care and training for "barefoot dentists."
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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