Dr German Jimenez
In the state of Olancho in Central Honduras, Dr. German Jimenez is a living example of integrating medicine and public health. He is a family physician, seeing patients in clinic. He is public health director for his local district, engaging in disease surveillance and vaccination records. He also is a community health leader, training and deploying promotores de salud for malaria prevention and sanitation. He also trains and supervises nurse auxillaires as physician extenders in remote villages. And he is part of a larger team engaged in agricultural development, child education, nutrition programs, and developing community leaders. Read more about the health impact of this group's work.