Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1997
Corporación Obusinga
This description of Néstor Mendieta's work was prepared when Néstor Mendieta was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
Néstor Mendieta, a doctor by training, has created schools to train leaders of community-based health care organizations. The schools assist local community health programs to gain access to the newly privatized health maintenance organization funds in Colombia and to develop sustainable health care programs within their communities.
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