Dr. Edgar Mohs
Dr. Edgar Mohs of Costa Rica (1939 - ) is a pediatrician and former Vice-Minister and Minister of Health of Costa Rica and Director General of the National Hospital for Children in San José. During the 1970s, Dr. Mohs worked on a government program aimed at eradicating extreme poverty by focusing on reforms in the health and education systems as a means to increase productivity in his country. He was part of the Directing Council of the National Council for Scientific Research and Technology. For the past two decades, Dr. Mohs served on three WHO expert committees on respiratory infections and the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses strategy. He has been involved in scientific research groups on infectious diseases in Mexico, United States of America and Sweden.
Dr. Edgar Mohs was a professor at the University of Costa and the Medical Sciences University in San Jose. He is the author of 8 books, 190 scientific articles, 91 technical documents, numerous brochures and has given numerous lectures at national and international scientific meetings around the world.
In 1988 Dr. Mohs received the Honoris Causa Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Gotebörg, Sweden for his General Theory of Paradigms in Health and in 2001 he was awarded the Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Medical Sciences University in his country, Costa Rica.
Since 2004, Dr. Edgar Mohs has been the acting Ambassador of Costa Rica in Switzerland.
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