Iberdrola México and Miguel Litton Foundation launch Urology Brigades in Oaxaca

  • Iberdrola México will invest more than six million pesos over the next five years to attend to over 360 people.
  • In the first phase, eight urologists will perform 60 complex surgeries on low-income people in Oaxaca, mostly women.
  • Doctors from the Oaxaca Regional High Specialty Hospital will participate in conferences by experts from the Foundation

Oaxaca, November 22, 2019 – Iberdrola México today announced in Oaxaca the launch of the Urology Brigades, a program that will benefit 360 low-income people, mostly women suffering from complex urological problems, over the next six years.

The company pooled efforts with the Miguel Litton Foundation, the Oaxaca Health Service (SSO) and the Oaxaca Regional High Specialty Hospital (Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Oaxaca or HRAEO), to carry out this initiative, which will have an investment of over six million pesos until 2024.

In the first phase, to be held between November 23 and 28, a brigade of eight surgeons specializing in urology and led by Dr. Miguel Litton, will operate on 60 patients at the Oaxaca Regional High Specialty Hospital.

“For Iberdrola México, people’s health is the basis for the development of a community. This is why we are conducting many activities with the authorities and non-governmental organizations, to have a positive impact on vulnerable groups in society. We are very proud to be implementing this program,” said Enrique Alba, CEO of Iberdrola México.

The Minister for Health, Donato Casas Escamilla, thanked Iberdrola México and the Miguel Litton Foundation for their support and interest in joining forces with the administration headed by the state governor, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, whose work will improve quality of life for many patients.

The official endorsed the commitment of the SSO to continue pooling together their efforts and initiatives to improve the health of families in Oaxaca, which is reflected in the well-being and social development of this state.
Dr. Gerardo Pérez Bustamante, general director of the Oaxaca Regional High Specialty Hospital, also praised this pooling of efforts “to carry out these highly complex urological surgeries with the highest quality and human values, thereby contributing to the well-being of the least privileged”.

As part of this project, experts from the Miguel Litton Foundation will also be giving lectures during the week they spend in Oaxaca, and six advanced urology specialization grants will be awarded to Mexican doctors. The first one will be awarded in 2020.

“In 30 years of work, the main focus of the Foundation has been Latin America. Here we have performed hundreds of operations that were without doubt unaffordable for people, and today this project is possible thanks to the crucial work of Iberdrola México,” explained Miguel Litton.

With this program, Iberdrola México underscores its commitment to support the regions it is present in, especially Oaxaca where, in addition to having 300MW of installed capacity in four wind farms, it is implementing social projects to support social and economic development in the south-southeast of the country.