Dr Fernando Ortega

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Dr Fernando Ortega
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Project Advisor

Dr Fernando Ortega has directed the National Institute of Nutritional and Social Medicine Research (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nutricionales y Medico Sociales) throughout the 1980s and was manager of USAID health programmes for Ecuador. Dr Ortega has carried out many research programmes and evaluations in Anthropology, Demography, Epidemiology, Public Health, Nutrition, Parasitology, Traditional Medicine and Intercultural Health. Since 1996 he has coordinated health teams throughout Ecuador and was the first President of the Bioethics Committee of USFQ.

Dr Ortega has a keen professional interest in Ancestral and Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Remedies, Health and Environment; Tropical Diseases and Human Parasitology; Environmental Conservation and Climate Change, Global Traditional Medicine and Research Ethics.

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