Mano a Mano Bolivia’s Health Program in 2011
Mano a Mano Bolivia, our counterpart organization in Bolivia that focuses on health and education projects, had a very busy 2011! Here are some of the results from our clinic program in 2011:
10 New Health Clinics
We built 10 new rural health clinics in 2011, bringing our total network of clinics built to 127. As with all of our clinic projects, we followed the same community-based participatory model to make these projects happen. New clinics were built in the following communities:
- Santa Rosa
- K’aspi Cancha
- Kumara - watch a video of the construction and dedication
- Pampa Grande
- Monte Puncu
779,764 Patient Contacts
Our clinics provide a wide variety of services. Here we want to highlight 2 programs:
Infant and Maternal Health – Saving Lives
A primary focus in Mano a Mano clinics is on maternal and infant health.
- 116,762 exams for children under 5 years old
- 72,912 Ob/Gyn exams
- 20,968 prenatal exams
Mano a Mano dentists (there are 72 on staff) provided 156,232 dental consults:
- 87,954 dental exams
- 21,973 dental treatments
- 7,295 dental extractions
- 39,010 fluoride applications
Many Other Services
Our clinics provide a huge amount of services, including vaccinations, continuing health education for doctors and nurses, weekend health clinics, community health promoters, lab testing and services, in addition to infant/maternal health and dental care.
We are very grateful for another success year for Mano a Mano, and are looking forward to what we can accomplish in 2012!