New Clinic Dedicated in Jatun Mayu, Bolivia

New Clinic Dedicated in Jatun Mayu, Bolivia

Mano a Mano recently completed a new health clinic in Jatun Mayu, Bolivia. The clinic was dedicated on May 29, 2018, and is our 163rd clinic project.

The community gathering at their new clinic for the dedication ceremony on May 29, 2018.

The community gathering at their new clinic for the dedication ceremony on May 29, 2018.

Jatun Mayu Clinic

Jatun Mayu is a rural community in the Zudanez province, department of Chuquisaca – about a 3-hour drive southeast of Sucre, and about 9 hours by car from Cochabamba (30% of Mano a Mano’s clinics are between a 3 and 10-hour drive away from Cochabamba).

The Jatun Mayu Clinic

The Jatun Mayu Clinic

The Jatun Mayu clinic joins Mano a Mano’s network of 163 clinics throughout Bolivia. Mano a Mano’s network of clinics average nearly 1 million patient visits each year.

Providing Access to Health Care for 3,300 People

With the new clinic, medical professionals working in the community will have a much more comfortable working environment (which is very important for retaining staff in isolated rural communities), and community residents will have regular access to quality health care services provided through the Bolivian Health Ministry. The new clinic has space for a doctor, nurse, and dentist, and includes a pharmacy, patient beds, birthing room, and offices to provide comprehensive basic medical services.

Our clinic program’s approach is that health outcomes can be dramatically improved with simple yet effective interventions, beginning with the basic ability to consistently access quality services in their own communities.

As a Mano a Mano clinic, it will have Volunteer Health Promoter Training and Continuing Health Education workshops provided through our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia; it will also receive equipment and supplies to ensure that it is fully-furnished, and is connected with Mano a Mano Bolivia medical staff via radio for help with any difficult cases or issues.

Staff from the Gastroenterology Hospital of Cochabamba attend a continuing health education workshop with Mano a Mano Bolivia on December 9-10, 2017.

Staff from the Gastroenterology Hospital of Cochabamba attend a continuing health education workshop with Mano a Mano Bolivia on December 9-10, 2017.

Working Together to Make These Projects Possible

Every project that Mano a Mano does, including this clinic in Jatun Mayu, depends on many people working together (read more about our partnership model here). We are very grateful to everyone that has been involved in this project in some way!

The Jatun Mayu clinic project was a collaboration with:

  • our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia (who oversees and manages the project from inception to completion)
  • Municipal Government of Icla
  • Many Rotary Clubs:
    • D5580 Rotary District 5580 World Community Service
    • Harbortown Rotary
    • Fargo Moorhead FM AM Rotary
    • Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary
    • Nipigon Rotary
    • International Falls Rotary
    • Thunder Bay Fort William Rotary
    • Duluth Club 25 Rotary
    • Duluth Skyline Rotary
    • Chanhassen Rotary Club
    • Karl & Kerry Everett
  • Segundo & Joan Velasquez
  • The Communities of Jatun Mayu
  • Mano a Mano International


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