Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1989
    This description of Agustín Sangines García's work was prepared when Agustín Sangines García was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
    Agustin Sangines is a doctor working closely with the Diocese of Tehuantepec in one of the most remote southern regions of the state of Oaxaca. His main concern is to make preventative low-cost medicine available to everybody. To achieve this he is setting up a regional health scheme that aims to end malnutrition-related disease and sicknesses owing to bad housing conditions, lack of sanitation, overwork, unhygienic conditions and lack of vaccinations.
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