Edgar Medina Figueroa
Dr. Edgar Medina is a Medical Doctor and has a Master of Public Health with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health and in Health Services Management. Edgar has more than 15 years of experience leading projects and/or programs funded by USAID in the areas of health, nutrition, leadership development, and local and sustainable development. His expertise is in maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, preventative health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, strengthening of communal and regional health management, and the implementation of community-based information systems. Edgar has extensive experience implementing projects and programs in semi-urban and rural areas, as well as in areas of social conflict such as coca producing regions. Edgar is currently leads the USAID-funded “Healthy Communities and Municipalities II” Project. He was also responsible for the first iteration of this project between 2006 and 2010. In this role, he oversees technical assistance to various Peruvian Government Ministries including the ministries of Health, Social Development and Inclusion, as well as to public and private organizations, regional and local governments and community-based organizations. Edgar has also led the design and development of the Healthy Communities and Municipalities methodology and tools.