Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
Museo de la Coca
This description of Jorge Hurtado Gumucio's work was prepared when Jorge Hurtado Gumucio was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Dr. Jorge Hurtado is testing the effectiveness of and establishing credibility for the use of the coca leaf to treat cocaine addiction. Through scientific research and by advocating for changes in international laws, he is promoting a more effective alternative to traditional hospital treatment.
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