Fundación Jacinto Convit

National Dermatology Healthcare Network


Introduction

The National Dermatology Healthcare Network, staffed by a uniquely qualified team of sanitary dermatologists, health inspectors, nurses and social promoters, is the battlefront where leprosy and other endemic skin conditions in the country are fought.

Thirty-one Regional Dermatology Healthcare Services (RDHS) make up the network spread throughout the nation except for the Amazonas and Delta Amacuro states which are served by Units in charge of controlling and researching endemic diseases.

These sanitary dermatologists are the real heroes in the war against leprosy in Venezuela. They are permanently on guard against other endemic diseases as well, such as leishmaniasis (cutaneous and visceral), onchocerciasis, ectoparasitosis and cutaneaous mycoses.

Through its information platform and at the request of Dr. Jacinto Convit, founder of the National Dermatology Healthcare Network, the Foundation carries out promotional tasks so that this devoted professional team can continue to attend and care for the population in geographically isolated areas. It is our responsibility to provide logistical support to these professionals to complement their commendable work in favor of the country.

Role of the Foundation

Through its digital platform and at the request of Dr. Jacinto Convit, founder of the National Dermatology Healthcare Network, the Foundation has the duty to promote and inform regarding the extraordinary group of specialists that dedicate their lives to assist patients in the remote areas of the country. Our purpose is to strengthen and help modernize the service in those centers. We are responsible for guiding and proving their contact information to patients and general public across the country who required to attend these centers for diagnose and treatment.

REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES DERMATOLOGY (UPDATED JUNE 2016)

Amazonas

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Puerto Ayacucho Av. Perimetral Cerro Orinoco CAICET Dr. Carlos Botto 0248-212223

Anzoátegui

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Barcelona Hospital Luis Razetti, Servicio de Dermatología frente a Central de citas 1er piso. Dra. Pastora Helena Villarroel 0281-2687140
(Consultorio Privado)
0416-6805120
dravillaelena@hotmail.com
dermatología.sanitaria.anz@gmail.com
Dra. María Angélica Rojas 0414-8243441
0426-9830981
mariaangelica.rojas@gmail.com
Dr. Jhonny Saballo 0416-4805665 saballoj_2009@hotmail.com
Dra. Zulay Almao 0414-3819767 z_u_lyzuly@hotmail.com
Enfermera:
Shirly Carvajal
0416-3219463

Apure

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
San Fernando de Apure Hospital General Pablo Acosta Ortiz Av. Caracas, Servicio de Dermatología Dr. Víctor García 0414-2482228 victorgv855@gmail.com
Dr. Neudo Matos 0424-3586431 nempmedicomix@gmail.com

Aragua

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Maracay Hospital Civil, Servicio de Dermatología, calle Brión entre Bolívar y Miranda frente a la Plaza Bolívar Dr. José Tapia 0243-2327054 (SDS)
0414-4568977
joseluistapiaporras@gmail.com
dermatologiasanitariaaragua@gmail.com
Dr. Atencio 0414-4622881 jomiatencio@gmail.com
Insp. Rosa Lovera 0414-4510588 coquimbo2@hotmail.com
Insp. Marlene León 0424-3299059

Barinas

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Barinas Servicio de Salud Pública, Dermatología Sanitaria, calle Miranda con San Luis Dr. Ángel Cardozo 0414-5692208 dr.angelcardozo@gmail.com
Dr. Tomaso Marchetta 0414-5670460 tmarchetta8@hotmail.com

Bolívar

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
C. Bolívar Urbanización El Perú, Módulo El Perú, 1er piso Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Av. Dra. Rosaura Benítez 0424-9163691 rosaurayesares@hotmail.com
San Félix Centro Ambulatorio Manoa Servicio de Dermatología Av. Antonio de Berrios, frente al Colegio Fátima cerca al Terminal
Santa Elena de Uairen Dra. Aura María Suarez Gimon 0416-9691138 auras1305@yahoo.com

Carabobo

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Valencia Hospital Rafael González Plaza servicio de dermatología sanitaria Barbula-Naguanagua Dr. Eusebio Plasencia 0241-9894924 (SDS)
0414-0407270
eusebioplasencia@hotmail.com
eusebioplasencia@gmail.com
Insp. José A. García 0416-7353008 chinogarcia1966@hotmail.com

Cojedes

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
San Carlos Ambulatorio Augusto Malave Villalba Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Av. Ricauter al lado de la Ferretería San Rafael “La Morena” Dr. Juan José Parra 0426-5445424 jjuanparrac@hotmail.com

Falcón

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Coro Hospital Universitario de Coro, Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria calle el Tenis PB Dra. Carmen Gutiérrez 0426-5830908
0414-6834204
carmenluisa64@yahoo.es
Insp. Alexis Clemant 0412-3841404 alex_clemant@hotmail.com

Guárico

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
San Juan de Los Morros Hospital Israel Raunares Balza, Servicio de Dermatología, Módulo 1 Dr. Alexis Castrillo 0414-1460560 alexis_castrillo@hotmail.com
Dr. Germán Hernández 0424-3034030 germanarpacuatroymaraca@hotmail.com
Insp. Gustavo Godoy 0412-4175556 gustavo_j17@hotmail.com
Directora Regional de Epidemiologia Lic. Evelyn Mijares 0414-5897072 elmi2114@gmail.com
miel021@hotmail.com
Dra. Yadexil Carbay 0424-3628212 yadeuc@yahoo.es
Zaraza Dr. Robert López/td> 0412-4102325 robertamado@gmail.com
Calabozo Hospital Francisco Torrealba, Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria, Calle Libertad con Sixto Sosa Dr. Edy Silva 0416-6433041 gmperez@hotmail.com

Lara

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Barquisimeto Dermatología Sanitaria Av. Las Palmas esquina Andrés Bello, entrada estacionamiento externo del Hospital Pediátrico Dra. Iraida Mendoza 0416-3541291 yayita55_5@hotmail.com
adermatologiasanitarialara@hotmail.com
Dra. Dorila Delgado 0414-5251976 doris_460@hotmail.com
Insp. Sandry Herrera 0414-0571233 sandryoskr@hotmail.com

Mérida

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Mérida Hospital Universitario de los Andes, Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Dra. Amalia Vielma 0274-2403233 (SDS) amaliavielma@hotmail.com
Tovar Módulo de Servicio Las Acacias, Servicio de Dermatología. Sabaneta Dr. José Carrero 0275-8731216 (SDS)
0426-6878450
jcarrero1@gmail.com
El Vigía Centro de Salud del Vigía, Servicio de Dermatología Fundación Hospital Dos Dra. Dali González 0275-8813111 (SDS) dermatologiasanitariavigia@gmail.com
g.darli1909@yahoo.es

Miranda

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Los Teques Hospital Victorino Santaella Servicio de Dermatología piso 5 Av. Bicentenaria vía el tambor Dra. Zoraida Zapata 0424-1398160 zorazapata@hotmail.com
zorazapata@gmail.com
Araira Ambulatorio Almirante Brión. Calle Pedro Camejo. Municipio Zamora. Edo. Miranda. Dra. Aribel Cedeño. (Araira) 0424-1333835 aribelc@gmail.com
San José Barlovento Sede del Distrito Sanitario N° 5 Servicio de Dermatología final Av. Bolívar con calle la Línea Dr. José Guevara 0414-3995091
0426-8045045
drmonra@hotmail.com
drmonra@yahoo.com

Monagas

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Maturín Hospital general José Antonio Serres, Servicio de Dermatología, Zona Industrial Las Cocuizas Dra. Marelys Rodríguez 0424-9588792 marelyslrodriguez@gmail.com
Insp. María Josefina Fuente 0412-9964039 mariajosefina1003@yahoo.es
Insp. Lennin Salinas leninsalinas8@gmail.com

Nueva Esparta

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Porlamar Calle Virgen del Valle, Ambulatorio José Asunción Rodríguez, Ciudad Cartón, Porlamar Dr. Melquíades Moreno 0416-6956773 melquiadesmoreno@gmail.com
dermatologianuevaesparta@gmail.com

Portuguesa

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Guanare Av. Mariscal Sucre entrada al Aeropuerto. Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Dr. Pablo Moffi
Servicio
04264528700
0257-2517565
mofficatti@hotmail.com
Biscucuy Ambulatorio Diego Briceño, Servicio de Dermatología Dr. Pablo Moffi 04264528700 mofficatti@hotmail.com

Sucre

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Cumaná Ambulatorio Arquímedes Serrano, Servicio de Dermatología Av. Perimetral Dr. Simón Decena
Secretaria Sonia Zapata
0412-9412911
0412-8794610
simondecena-ccudo@hotmail.com
delvallerodriguez12@gmail.com
Dr. José López 0414-8391125
0414-8026313
lopezway@hotmail.com
Dra. Betzabeth Arteaga 0426-3857658 betzarteaga@hotmail.com
betzarteaga@gmail.com
Insp. Daniel Castañeda dacastanedavivenez@gmail.com
Carúpano Hospital de Carúpano Servicio de Dermatología Av. Universitaria Dr. Jorge Maldonado 0412-0911928
0294-4052768
Directo SDSR
jmaldonadob19@yahoo.com
jmaldonadob57@gmail.com

Táchira

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
San Cristóbal Edificio de Malariología diagonal a la UNET Av. Universidad Pueblo Nuevo entre los Bomberos Universitarios y la Emisora Universitaria entrada alterna Barrio el Lobo. Dra. Xiomara Manrique 0416-0790585 xiomaramanrique@hotmail.com
dermatologiasanitariasc@gmail.com
Dr. Jonás Pérez 0414-1341863 cljonas_77@hotmail.com
Colon Urbanización Los Chinatos Av. Primera N° 0-31 Para retirar en las Oficinas de MRW calle 7 con carrera 5 Dr. José Molina 0424-7100627 dermatologiasanitariacolon@gmail.com
Insp. Audio 0416-1327481
Insp Barrio 0414-7155588
Insp Andy Pérez 0426-2762114
Insp Henry Mora 0416-6197342
Enfermera: María 0426-9786158
Secretaria Brigite Caballero (solo recibe correspondencia del SDS) 0426-6722769 brigitegenial970@hotmail.com
Lic. Elizabeth Díaz 0416-4772531
La Grita Dentro de las Instalaciones del Hospital Dr. Carlos Roa Moreno, al lado de la farmacia popular, Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Dr. José Plata 0277-8811241(Hab.)
0416-1783101
joseangelplata@gmail.com

Trujillo

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Trujillo Sede de la Unidad Sanitaria Servicio de Dermatología piso 1 frente al Hospital José Gregorio Hernández. Dr. Rafael Castellanos 0414-7238206 rafacastellanos58@hotmail.com
Betijoque Distrito Sanitario N° 4 Dermatología Sanitaria Av.1 calle el Carmen, al lado de la Escuela Diego Bustillo Castellanos Dra. Moraima Montilla 0416-3677825 mora_367@hotmail.com
Bocono Unidad Sanitaria Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria, Av. Rotari cruce con Av. Los Leones. Dr. Martín Berti 0414-0796591 ponceluisa@gmail.com
(correo de su esposa)
Aida Marin (Enfermera) 0416-0781593
Valera Hospital Central Pedro Emilio Carrillo, Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria, al lado de Traumatología Dr. Víctor Zambrano 0416-8714946 dr.vzambrano@hotmail.com
Secretaria: Karla Valecillos 0424-7241476 carlavalecillos@hotmail.com

Vargas

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
La Guaira Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Centro Ambulatorio del SAS Av. Soublette Dtto. 6 NO HAY MEDICO

Yaracuy

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
San Felipe Servicio de Dermatología Sanitaria Av. La Patria entre 3ra y 4ta Avenida Dra. Angela Hamilton 0414-5466115
0412-6928177
angelamercury2009@hotmail.com
angelahamiltonmercury@gmail.com

Zulia

Service Address Coordinator Phone E-Mail
Maracaibo Calle 96, Sector el Transito, Antigua Unidad Sanitaria, Ambulatorio Francisco Gómez Padrón, Servicio de Dermatología, Sector el Transito 0261-7235506 (SDS) coordregdszulia@gmail.com
Dra. Zoila Barboza 0414-6400442 s7barboza@gmail.com
soyla7@hotmail.com
Sta. Bárbara Hospital General del Zulia Sta. Barbara. SD.

History

The inception and structure of the National Dermatology Healthcare Network is historically linked to Dr. Jacinto Convit, who envisaged the project very early in his career for the purpose of expanding nationwide healthcare for patients affected by leprosy.

Presently, Dr. Convit, at age 100, continues to serve as the chief physician of the Dermatology Healthcare Division attached to the Ministry of Health under the academic and healthcare supervision of the Institute of Biomedicine.

In 1946, while Dr. Convit was the medical director of the anti-leprosy services, he presented the Planning Commission of the Medical Care Institutions with a general plan for the control of leprosy which is the cornerstone of the current network. This vision was shared by Convit and his teacher and mentor Dr. Martín Vegas since 1941, when a string of events led to the creation of the National Dermatology Institute.

In order to provide institutional endorsement to both the National Institute of Dermatology and the Dermatology Healthcare Division, the Society for Dermatological Research (now a historical and crucial pillar of the Jacinto Convit Foundation) was created November 2, 1960. This association was created for the purpose of organizing, maintaining, and managing various dermatological research laboratories in the country, a task which incidentally the Foundation undertakes to rescue in order to return it to its rightful place in history with the highest professional quality it has represented over time.

By 1967, a complete healthcare infrastructure included not only the Dermatology Healthcare Division of the Ministry of Health, but also the College of Dermatology of the José María Vargas School of Medicine and the Dermatology Department of the Vargas Hospital, which at the time were renowned world-class centers and one of only two centers, along with the St. John Hospital for Skin Diseases of London, to be accredited by the American Board of Dermatology.

In the 60' and 70's, the staff of the Dermatology Healthcare Division had a luxury line-up of medical stars, such as J.J. Arvelo, a specialist in the rehabilitation of leprosy patients and doctors Enrique Rassi, Zino Catellazzi, S. Mendoza and Oscar Reyes, the latter a pioneer and master of dermatopathology in Venezuela.

The 70's also brought a series of milestones for the Dermatology Healthcare Network. First, the PAHO/WHO International Center for research and training in leprosy and other similar diseases (CIALEA) was created in the Institute on June 11, 1973 for the purpose of developing scientific research and effective operational and administrative methods to control leprosy and other tropical diseases. Afterwards, the Center for the study and control of Leprosy and other tropical diseases of the World Health Organization was created and headquartered in the Institute, which reflects the global recognition that both the Institute and the Sanitary Dermatology Division, its operational arm in the field, began to acquire.

Parallel to the opening of the postgraduate program in Dermatopathology in 1979, dermatology healthcare practice acquired an academic rank with the establishment of the postgraduate course that began to accept scholars from the Pan American Sanitary Office and to train local physicians that subsequently return to their regions to direct the services that until now have treated patients in the interior of the country uninterruptedly.

In 2006 Dr. Convit appointed Dr. Alberto Paniz Mondolfi as the National Supervisor of Epidemiology and Control of Leprosy and Leishmaniasis in order to perform work on a national scale that would allow the hyper-endemic areas of both diseases to be assessed and characterized in the area of molecular epidemiology, as well as assess their potential impact on the design of control policies for both diseases. Towards the end of 2007, Dr. Paniz Mondolfi left his position to pursue a specialization in dermatopathology and was later appointed the academic and research Director of the Foundation.

The close working relationship between Dr. Paniz Mondolfi and the regional services, as well as Dr. Convit's special interest, has led the Foundation to focus on the promotion of the Dermatology Healthcare Services Network and, within its possibilities, to pursue any initiative that will contribute to the strengthening and modernization of the services and their dedicated staff.



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