Colombian former Vice-Minister of Health Luis Carlos Ochoa explains how he came to work for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Buenos Aires, Guatemala and Washington, where he held—among others posts—the position of manager of the area of Disease Control and that of Assistant Director of PAHO/WHO.
Also speaking in the video are his wife, Ámparo Mejía, and PAHO expert Helena Restrepo, who recalls that Ochoa was present at the Alma-Ata conference. Another PAHO specialist, José Pablo Escobar, also speaks, explaining that when he worked at the Ministry of Health of Antioquia, Ochoa strongly supported primary care and helped improve health planning. The video also presents testimony from his son Gabriel Ochoa and former PAHO official Gustavo Mora.
Ochoa died on 8 January 2012.