Javier Lozano

Javier Lozano 2011 Global Fellow

Clínicas del Azúcar

Health & Healthcare


Latin America, Mexico


Javier Lozano 2011 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Revolutionize diabetes care in Mexico by establishing a major chain of low-cost management clinics that support the 90 percent of diabetics in Mexico with limited access to treatment.

Diabetes in Mexico is called "the disease of the rich," because current care alternatives are expensive, inconvenient, and out of reach for ninety percent of the population. By developing innovative evidence-based algorithms for diagnosis and disease management, and by creating a chain of low-cost diabetes clinics, Clinicas del Azucar is revolutionizing the way diabetes care is delivered in developing countries and for the fourteen million patients with diabetes in Mexico.

Javier Lozano was born and raised in Mexico, and received his BS in Engineering Physics from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. During college, Javier was the co-founder and Managing Director of Sierra Tarahumara, a nonprofit organization that promotes agriculture, education, and commercialization projects in rural communities of Mexico. After graduation, Javier worked for Verzatec and A.T. Kearney. He attended the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2009- 2010 for a MA in Business Administration.