Dr. Dardo Chávez Soleto, Director of El Consejo De Salud Rural Andino, Montero (CSRAM)
Dr. Chávez has extensive and varied experience in public health, in teaching and in management. He has held high-level positions in Montero and Santa Cruz as a mayor, councilman, university professor, district director, and medical adviser for various Bolivian and international organizations. He has been the executive director of CSRA in Montero since 1989. His contribution to and impact on integrated healthcare in Montero has been so great that Montero is currently considered the leader in healthcare administration in Bolivia. His areas of expertise are organizational management, municipal health management, management of primary health care programs and projects, and management of human and financial resources.
Dr. Chávez received his M.D. from the University of San Xavier de Chuquisaca in 1979. He completed postgraduate studies at the Center for Infectious Diseases in Houston Texas in 1980 and in epidemiology studies at the CDC in Georgia in 1980. He also holds a Master’s in Public Health from NUR International University.