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MONCAYO-MEDINA, Dr ALVARO was born on May 14, 1941 in Pasto, Colombia.


Colegio San Francisco Javier, Colombia, 1953-1959, Bachelor of Arts; Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 1960-1969, Doctor ol Medicine; Sch of Public Health, Colombia, 1970-1971, Spec Public Health; Centers for Disease Control, United States of America, 1972, Epidemiologist


Chief Medical Officer, Section of Control of Trypanosomiases & Leishmaniases, World Health Organization since 1990. Secretary, Steering Committee(s) on Chagas Disease, Special Programme on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1979-1990. Advisor in Epidemiology for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay & Uruguay, Pan-American Health Organization, Argentina, 1977-1979.

Chief, Epidemiological Analysis, Ministry of Health, Colombia, 1972-1977. Associate Proofessor of Epidemiology, National School of Public Health, Colombia, 1973-1977.


  • Member: Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom; Fellow, International Epidemiological Association; Societe suisse de Medecine tropicale; Diplomatic Club Geneva; Friday‚Äôs Club Geneva.


  • Other Interests

    Research management. Biotechnology transfer to developing countries. Latin American contemporary literature.

    Spanish medieval poetry. Classical music; opera.