AIDS Healthcare Foundation - Latin America Caribbean
Mexico City, Mexico
  • Miriam Ruiz Mendoza
    Director of Advocacy and Testing - Latin America and Caribbean
    Advocate, 2006

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation's mission is to deliver testing and treatment to people around the world regardless of their ability to pay. The mission in Latin America and the Caribbean countries where we operate is carried out by the delivery of health services (testing, linkage to care, free STD check and treatment), and a large advocacy program in each country to ensure that the mission can be fulfilled. We have advocacy strategies around HIV, access to health, non-discrimination, and LGBT rights among others. We continue to develop programs advocating for improved quality of care, continued access to treatment, and advocates for affordable drug prices throughout the country.

    Volunteer Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Advocacy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean the student volunteer would be involved in:

    • The collection and organization of pubic policies in difference countries of LAC region
    • Supporting the documentation of cases in Mexico and other countries in the region


    By the ned of the program, AHF hopes to increase its database of regional policies, as well as building the student's ability to carry out research tasks in a foreign country. Full fluency in Spanish is not required and Portuguese speakers are particularly welcome. 


    The organization is not able to provide a space at this time, but we would certainly be able to identify a place in Mexico City at a very small cost.