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Elena Barraquer Foundation establishes a branch in LATAM

Elena Barraquer Foundation establishes a branch in LATAM

After the success of our last campaign in Berazategui, we have established a new work base from Buenos Aires to cover all LATAM coordinated by Dr. Gerardo Valvecchia, under the direction of Dr. Elena Barraquer.

Gerardo has more than 27 years of experience as an ophthalmologist. He started his career at the Durand Hospital and at the Evita Pueblo. For the last 24 years he has been associate director of the Centro Ojos del Sur in Quilmes and he also works at the Centro Oftalmológico San Camilo of the Municipality of Berazategui. He is also the creator of the FacoExtrema medical congress, a reference in the region, which annually has more than 1,000 participants.

In 2015, he became part of the Elena Barraquer Foundation team as a surgeon for the campaigns carried out in Africa and Central America. In Gerardo’s own words, “joining this project is part of my life, I will always do it. You have to give back something of what you receive,” he concluded.

By 2022 we plan to carry out a total of four campaigns in Argentina, helping more than 2,000 people in this country: Chaco, Salta, Córdoba and Rosario. We also have requests from Peru and Colombia.

Thank you Gerardo for wanting to join the project, we hope to continue adding #NoMasCataratas.

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