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The Governor Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, awarded the Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine (ICMT), the Order of Merit of Excellence in the Provision of Health Services "Luis Javier García Isaza" for his 30 years of excellence in health service to the most vulnerable communities in the country.

In the IDEA auditorium, located in the La Alpujarra Administrative Center, the mention was given to the director of the ICMT, Luis Ernesto López Rojas, who has led the Research Institute for 4 years.

 "The important thing about this mention is that society recognizes that the ICMT has a positive impact on the communities and that this work that is being carried out makes sense", said the director of the Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine (ICMT) - CES, Luis Ernesto López Rojas.

The Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine (ICMT) - CES "Antonio Roldan Betancur" is a center of excellence whose mission is scientific and applied research to tropical diseases, which occur in different areas of the country, where there are particular conditions such as climate and environmental degradation, which promote the transmission of diseases such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya and mosquito-borne malaria.

This Institute is recognized by Colciencias as a center of excellence and its research group is classified in category A1, it also has several areas of study, presents consultation services and clinical diagnosis of tropical diseases, veterinary clinical diagnosis and industrial microbiology.

In addition to that, the entity has a public health area that carries out consultancies and accompaniments to the health secretariats of some municipalities and also the department of Antioquia in epidemiological surveillance.

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