Ashoka Fellow
Colombia
Fellow Since 2011
The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation
    This description of Catalina Escobar's work was prepared when Catalina Escobar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
    Introduction
    Catalina Escobar has forged a unique three-way partnership among her citizen organization, key public hospitals, and the private sector to attack serious health problems in infants, children, and young mothers living in the most poverty stricken areas of Cartagena. Catalina’s program has already achieved astounding results in the reduction of infant mortality and is ripe for replication throughout Colombia.
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