Ashoka Fellow
Mexico
Fellow Since 1989
CATWLAC
This description of Agustín Sangines García's work was prepared when Agustín Sangines García was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Introduction
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.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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