Voices from the frontline: Matías Videla

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Meet Matias Videla, one of our health workers at our clinics in Salta, Argentina. With the city under lockdown, Videla and his colleagues have pivoted to a virtual system of care, speaking to patients over the phone and carrying out educational workshops online. Despite the current situation, he sees it as his duty to continue to provide these services.