Ashoka Fellow
Costa Rica
Fellow Since 2017
This description of Alberto Alfaro's work was prepared when Alberto Alfaro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Alberto Alfaro is increasing medical accessibility in Costa Rica through connecting patients with private-sector, expedited and specialized medical treatment, and complementing treatment with preventative education. Through building partnerships and connections with private hospitals, patients, and financial institutions, he is able to provide opportunities for those waiting far too long for care under the overburdened public health system. While decreasing the burden of the public health, he simultaneously reduces the negative consequences of long waits and empowers patients to take control of their own health care.
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