Dr.Jeannete Zurita, Jefa del Servicio de Microbiología y tuberculosis (Chief of Microbiology and Tuberculosis Lab), Hospital Vozandes, Quito Email: Link View the Fungal burden of disease in Ecuador: This was presented as a poster at ECCMID 2015 conference and the data has now been published Zurita 2017. NOTE: As preparation of the Global Fungal Infection Forum 4 on health systems and fungal diseases held in September 2019, the burdens of serious fungal infections were estimated for all Latin American countries English Spanish
How have you helped GAFFI so far: We have estimated the national burden of fungal infections. Preliminary data will be presented as an abstract in XVII Congress of Asociación Panamericana de Infectologia (API) in May 2015 in Quito Ecuador.
Personal comment on the major needs in Ecuador which GAFFI should be addressing:
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in Ecuador: Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública e Investigación www.investigacionsalud.gob.ec Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador www.puce.edu.ec Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Microbiología www.microbiologiaecuador.com Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Infectología. www.facebook.com/sociedadinfectologia/