Gonzalo Infante Grandón is Chilean. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery from La Frontera University in 2007. He is in his second year of a Masters in Public Health and Community Development at the same local university. His research thesis is on
male perspectives of teenage pregnancy in rural areas. He currently works at the General Rural Curarrehue Clinic, where he coordinates educational activities, clinical and administrative work. He is also a coordinator for Curarrehue PIRI and a tutor for
GIS II. He volunteered for NGO Solidarity www.americasolidaria.org America, working on the outskirts of Puerto Píncipe, Haiti. He also participated in humanitarian aid missions post-earthquake in the Caribbean in 2010. He worked with the NGO (www.lecheparahaiti.org)
Milk for Haiti.
His twitter is @ Ginfagran.
September 19, 2012 / Gonzalo Infante Grandón
One of the largest obstacles that young people face today in Latin America and the Caribbean is the lack of health services that work with their priorities and needs.
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