I was born in Cali, Colombia and I studied Civil Engineering at the Universidad del Valle. After traveling the world, I settled in South Florida where I continue to work in engineering and construction.
We founded WSAID with the aim of contributing to solving health problems that affect poor communities because we believe in the power of the human spirit.
I am a physician with over 20 years of experience specialized in parasitology and tropical medicine. I hold a MS from the University of Montpellier and a PhD in infectious diseases from the Universidad de Granada in Spain.
My life has been dedicated to fighting infectious diseases around the world. I specialize in developing novel alternatives to conventional methods to fight infection.
Eng. and Co-founder
I hold a Master's in Entomology. As a US. Navy officer, I have provided
public health assistance in prevention and control of communicable diseases to US Sixth Fleet and Naval Forces in Europe, Africa and the Americas.
I have delivered quality public health interventions under time-sensitive and challenging situations in three Continents.
Iván D. Vélez
MD. MSc. PhD.
I am a biochemist with over 25 years of experience. I have worked as a researcher, lab director and assistant professor. I have traveled the world and I have experienced poverty and need in many different settings.
WSAID was founded to help those communities where resources are scarce.
Through collaborations and partnerships we have been able to provide solutions to those in need.
Maria Corena McLeod
PhD and Co-founder
WSAID was born in 2008 with the intention to contribute with education and prevention to decrease infectious diseases worldwide.
Since 2008, WSAID has been working in many different fields all related to prevention of transmission of infectious diseases. Our organization works with volunteers in the USA, Latin America and Africa.
We invite you to take a closer look at our projects and to contact us if you have any questions or have an idea that could contribute to decreasing the burden of infectious diseases around the world.
We offer solutions to communities afflicted by infectious diseases. We work with community leaders, industry, governement, medical personnel and volunteers to provide low cost solutions and education.
The mission of WSAID is to create and implement strategies to provide education, research support and technical assistance aimed at promoting sustainability, and capacity strengthening to improve human health and decrease disease transmission and its causes worldwide.