Dr. Mauricio Maza is the Executive Director of Basic Health International. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado in El Salvador, and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy. In 2015 Dr. Maza was named as a Young Leader by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and in 2016 was chosen to be part of the International Agency for Research in Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC) “50 for 50” initiative which goal was to identify 50 future leaders in cancer research from low- and middle-income countries. He is currently a Class 15 Fellow from CALI, a program of the ASPEN Global Leadership Initiative. He has led consultancies for the CDC Foundation and the World Health Organization, among others. Dr. Maza believes in the need to advocate for more research and evidence-based health policies in limited resource settings.