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Health Care as a Human Right: Inter-Cultural Medicine in Venezuela

When: Monday, April 26, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine • One Kneeland St • Conference Room 1414 @ Rachel's Amphitheater 14th Fl. • Boston

The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston presents a series of talks by DR. NOLY FERNANDEZ

A Venezuelan Physician from the Wayuu Indigenous People, and National Director of the Indigenous Health Department.

Dr. Fernandez holds Degrees in Surgery, Public Management and Public Health, specializing in Epidemiology. She was a rural doctor and Health Coordinator in her native Zulia before being appointed as National Director in 2004. She developed the Inter-Cultural Health Care Program implemented in Venezuelan Indigenous communities, thus, integrating, for the first time, traditional indigenous knowledge and western medicine in a government program. A long time advocate for gender equality and indigenous rights, Dr. Fernandez served as Health Coordinator for the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the South (2003-2009), and advisor to the Latin American Indigenous Parliament (2000-2009). At the present, she is President of the Inter-Cultural Health Commission of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) and delegate to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations.

Monday April 26
-12:00 to 1:00pm: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Conference room # 1414 @ Rachel's Amphitheater 14th Fl. At One Kneeland St. Boston. MA 02111 (lunch will be served)

-4:15pm to 5:30pm: Wellesley College, PNW 117, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Tuesday April 27
- 12:00 to 1:00pm Memorial Hospital
119 Belmont St. Amphitheater, 1st floor, Worcester MA 01605

Events are free and open to the public. For more information, email

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