Mission: To create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities that improve health and increase economic well-being.
Results: Constructed 131 community health clinics, shipped over 4 million pounds of surplus medical supplies from the US to Bolivia, constructed 45 schools and teacher housing in rural communities, built 4 large water reservoirs, built or improved almost 1,400 kilometers of roads, and airlifted 1,450 critically ill or injured patients from rural communities to city clinics.
Target demographics: Rural Bolivian communities.
Geographic areas served: Rural Bolivia
Programs: Working in partnership with community residents, their local governments, and the Health Ministry, Mano a Mano constructs primary care clinics in isolated Bolivian communities. Clinic staff (a doctor and a nurse) are hired from Bolivia and are funded by the Bolivian Health Ministry or local municipality, medical supplies are collected in the US and distributed to our network of clinics, and Mano a Mano provides continuing health education to the staff and local community.