Berta Mendiguren

Berta Mendiguren de la Vega

Board of Trustees, Anesvad Foundation

As a member of the Board of Trustees of Anesvad Foundation, Berta is dedicated to defending the right to health with a particular focus on the fight against skin neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy, Buruli ulcer, and Yaws, in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Berta holds a Ph.D. in Health Anthropology and a Master’s in Decentralized International Cooperation: Peace and Development. She is a social worker specializing in migration, a researcher, and an international consultant in anthropology and health. Since 2010 she has lived in both Europe and the Central African Republic (CAR), where she conducts research and co-writes documentaries such as Central Africa’s Closed Eyelids. She also co-manages a social pharmacy in Bangui, CAR. Berta serves on the Leadership Team of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy as an organizational member representative.