With malnourishment and preventable diseases rife among indigenous people, Dr Erika Arteaga-Cruz vowed to remedy the country’s inequalities in healthcare

Dr Erika Arteaga-Cruz left her work in an Ecuadorean hospital to become a health activist, trying to get medication and treatment to the country’s indigenous communities. ‘We took a huge range of medicines, but what they really needed was food.’ Arteaga-Cruz talks to Lucy Lamble about her work improving the living standards of the most vulnerable people in society.

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