Jesús María Benítez Henríquez was born on January 17, 1961, in the city of Coro, Falcón State, Venezuela. He studied professionally at the Universidad de los Andes, and received his title of “medico cirujano” in 1992, working in the Ministry of Health. His qualifications include: Coordinator of rural ambulatory Curimagua 1992-1994, resident of medicine 1995-1999, Physician Coordinator of Urban Outpatient Type II 2000-2012, Medical Coordinator Diabetes Center 2013-2017 , graduate studies of Public Health 1999 and postgraduate Family Medicine 2010-2012, Diploma of Diabetes 2013, Professor of the Experimental University Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela, Falcón-Coro, in community work area IV semester 05/30/2011 to 8/10/2017.

“ I entered CESAPU - HOP HANDS ON PERU in 2018, after seeing the work they were doing had a community public health focus. I contacted CESAPU with a passion to be a part of the team and start a Health Promoters project, which was well-received and complements the work that CESAPU was already doing. The way CESAPU treats the community (cordially, directly, genuinely, and receptively), inspired me to work with them. It has been only some months, and I am not tired of being surprised by the staff’s continuous impulse for the wellbeing of the population of Villa Los Angeles, as well as for all the people who come to this center looking for services.  CESAPU is public health in action, it is not a metaphor, it is a reality. It is a real intervention with impact on the public health of this community that I feel honored to be a part of."