Dr. Oscar Cordon is the director of MSH's technical assistance to the Salud Mesoámerica Initiative. He also serves as country coordinator for Guatemala and is based in the project's regional office in Guatemala City. Oscar is a medical doctor with master's degrees in public health and education, and he has over 25 years of experience implementing international health programs focused on reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition/food security, malaria, HIV and AIDS, and tuberculosis. Oscar has extensive experience coordinating with national and local governments in Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, and several countries in Africa and Asia. He has lived and worked in Guatemala, Afghanistan, Zambia, and Peru, directing multi-year projects. He has also lived for more than 13 years in Latin America, mostly in his native country of Guatemala. As regional manager for CARE International, Oscar managed UK Department for International Development-funded water and sanitation and family planning projects in Guatemala and El Salvador. Oscar worked with Jhpiego for 10 years in different capacities and in several countries. With Chemonics International, Inc., Oscar was director of the quality program, managing a public network of over 1,000 institutions in marginalized areas of Peru. Oscar is fluent in Spanish and English.