The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative is the first public/private partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Government of Spain, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the countries of the region.

For more information regarding the Initiative and its projects you can contact us at:

Coordinating Unit
Calle 50 con calle Elvira Méndez
Edif. Tower Financial Center (Towerbank), piso 23
Panama City, Panama
Tel.: (+507) 206-0908

Postal Address:
Post office box : 0816-02900 zona 5
Panama City, Panama


Executing Agency
Inter-American Development Bank
IDB - Division SCL/SPH (Salud Mesoamérica Initiative)
1300 New York Ave. NW
20577 - Washington, DC (EUA)
Phone: (+1) 202 623 3045

Unit Team Coordinator

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Executive Secretary

Emma Margarita Iriarte Executive Secretary
Álvaro González Mármol Operations Advisor  
Ariel Habed López Senior Technical Officer  
Jennifer A. Nelson Technical & Innovation Officer
Paola Zúñiga Monitoring & Evaluation Officer  
Diego Rios Zertuche Monitoring & Evaluation Officer  
Pedro Bernal Lara Monitoring & Evaluation Officer  
Mauricio Pérez Grants & Financial Officer  
Javier Lesaca Esquiroz Communications Officer  
Eduardo Jaen Reynolds Project Assistant  
Lissie Manrique Project Assistant  


The Initiative supports the efforts of the governments in the region which are the ones who identify the priorities and projects that could be financed by the Initiative, according to each national goals and needs. If you would like to contact the any of the governments you can check the following contact list.

Ministries of health

Carlos Slim
Health Institute
international cooperation
Bill & Melinda Gates
Development Bank
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