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GEAS Latin America Dissemination Meeting Report

By José Ortiz Segarra, GEAS Ecuador

On June 5th and 6th 2017, the GEAS Latin America Dissemination Meeting was held in the auditorium of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Cuenca University, Ecuador where the results of the first phase of the study in Latin America were presented by the Ecuador and Bolivia research teams.

The first phase of the GEAS in Ecuador was carried out by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cuenca with funding from the National Secretariat for Higher Education Science and Technology (SENESCYT) in cooperation with Ghent University and UNFPA.

Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ecuador, Save the Children, UNICEF, Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador, Municipality of Cuenca, and students and professors at the University of Cuenca participated in this important event.

This event consolidated the researcher teams and strengthened the support of local and international donor institutions. It also motivated students and teachers to become actively involved in the second phase of the research.