Dr. Jacinto Convit García was born in La Pastora in Caracas on September 11, 1913. He obtained his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1938. Ever since he dedicated his lifetime and work to helping the most underprivileged patients that suffered from tropical endemic diseases in Venezuela and throughout the world. He was devoted to the well-being of humanity until his lasts moments of life. After living a little over a century he died in his home in Caracas, the 12th of May 2014.