MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care

Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia just wrapped up their 10th international course on acute care for medical professionals in Bolivia in March.

From MELA’s Newsletter:

“A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the trip to Cochabamba for the tenth course on acute care given with our co-sponsor, Mano a Mano Bolivia, March 28-30. There were approximately 300 Bolivian doctors, nurses, and dentists attending the course. For me, it was a fantastic experience! In addition, some of our team were able to join a Jornada de Salud (Mobile Clinic) in the community of Tables Monte and see patients in rural Bolivia.  Other team members were able to visit a clinic constructed with MELA support, and and learn about the challenges of providing care in a resource poor country.

Dan Texidor, PA-C, teaching The Use of Ultrasound in Acute Care.

Dan Texidor, PA-C, teaching The Use of Ultrasound in Acute Care. MELA has more pictures from this year’s conference here.

It was not all work. There was still time for many of our team members to visit some of the landmarks and interesting sights of Bolivia, like the Salar (salt flats), Toro Toro, Tarija – the wine country, and other spots with historical and cultural interests.

Many thanks to this awesome group and Mano a Mano Bolivia for their participation and hard work to make this another successful trip!

We are all looking forward to the next course in 2018!”

MELA volunteers, Mano a Mano Bolivia staff, and Acute Care attendees at the 10th Course on March 28-30, 2017 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

MELA volunteers, Mano a Mano Bolivia staff, and Acute Care attendees at the 10th Course on March 28-30, 2017 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Learn More About MELA

Learn more about MELA on their website here.

Volunteers from Medical Educators For Latin America - MELA with Mano a Mano Bolivia staff, where they completed their 6th International Acute Care Conference in March 2013 which provided continuing health education to Bolivian medical professionals from throughout the country. These conferences are a complement to the 10-12 continuing education workshops our staff do for medical staff that work in Mano a Mano clinics throughout the year.

Volunteers from Medical Educators For Latin America – MELA with Mano a Mano Bolivia staff, where they completed their 6th International Acute Care Conference in March 2013 which provided continuing health education to Bolivian medical professionals from throughout the country. These conferences are a complement to the 10-12 continuing education workshops our staff do for medical staff that work in Mano a Mano clinics throughout the year.

Also, here are a few links to previous courses and MELA programs with Mano a Mano in Bolivia:



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