Dr. Gabriela Salvador, current Director for the Latin America and Caribbean region at Americares, has more than 20 years of experience working first in the public and private health sector as a medical doctor and afterwards designing and implementing high impact, internationally awarded health programs targeting very low income populations around the World. She has served in a variety of senior management, public health and academic positions in different organizations, including Pro Mujer International, Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger Foundation, and continues to work as an advisor for different institutions locally and internationally. Originally from Salta, Argentina, Dr. Salvador studied Medicine at the National University of Córdoba and finished her residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Later she completed a Surgical Fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Salvador also earned a Master’s in Public Health in the area of Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.