22/09/2014

THE CHAGAS INITIATIVE IN ARGENTINA: WHO ARE WE


Dr Daniel Hernandez is a recognized and prized specialist in Cardiology who dedicates his daily work to teaching as Head of Department in Internal Medicine, and to research in Chagas Disease.

In 2010 he was awarded with the Bunge & Born foundation Prize in research for his work with Chagas patients in the Northern rural area of Corrientes, in Argentina.

Since 2011 Dr Daniel Hernandez is working in a specialized consult for patients with Chagas disease.

The medical consult is absolutetly free of charge. He works with the help of a group of colleagues and students, Medicine students that as volunteers help him with the research project in the UNNE Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (North East National University).

The medical consult is also itinerant: The Chagas Initiative moves to different small villages in the most forgotten and remote rural areas of Argentina.

The resources of the public University are scarce. The research is done in connection with other national and international organizations.

The tasks include :

work in the field with patients, promoting treatment and prevention of the disease.

Collection of insect specimens of Vinchucas / Kissing bugs and classification of species

Blood sample taking for study and tipification och Tripanosoma Cruzi ( the parasite) and posterior genomic sequenciation of the DNA ( this is done in Buenos Aires ).

if interested in our initiative
Contact and information:
Dr Daniel Hernandez: drdanhernandez@hotmail.com
Dr Angel Espinosa :drangelespinosa@gmail.com