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UW doctor opening second hospital in Ecuador

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A UW doctor is working to change the health and well-being of the poor in Latin America.

Dr. David Gaus, the assistant clinical professor of medicine at UW,  founded Andean Health & Development (AHD) in 1996. He says he wanted to provide self-sustaining, comprehensive health care in poor, rural areas of Latin America.

AHD opened a hospital called Pedro Vicente Maldonado in 2000. By 2007, it was 100 percent financially self-sustainable.

Next month, Dr. Gaus will open the Hesburgh Hospital in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. It will serve as a global health research and training center and will serve as a headquarters for training sessions for the region's public sector physicians.

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Dr. Gaus joined us on 27 News at 5 on Monday.
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