Providing Emergency Flights & Weekend Health Clinics in Bolivia

Providing Emergency Flights & Weekend Health Clinics in Bolivia

For many small communities in the tropical Amazon regions of Bolivia, they can be hours or even days away from quality health care, which is especially difficult in cases of emergency. Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation responds to emergencies (mostly in the department of Beni) and provides people with flights to city hospitals where they can receive the care they need.

Mano a Mano Aviation staff at the Mano a Mano hangar at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Mano a Mano Aviation staff at the Mano a Mano hangar at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The aviation program also distributes food & supplies, flies volunteer health professionals to communities for weekend health clinics, and provides support for Mano a Mano’s programs by transporting staff and supplies to the various projects Mano a Mano has underway throughout the country.

Transporting volunteer health professionals for a weekend health clinic in Natividad.

Transporting volunteer health professionals for a weekend health clinic in Natividad.

A large portion of the costs for these flights – which are typically provided for free, since these are flights for people with limited resources – are covered through paid flights for individuals & other organizations.

2015 Results & Annual Report

Last year, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided emergency flights to 538 people, in addition to flying volunteer medical professionals for 40 weekend health clinics. Check out our 2015 Annual Report here.

Mano a Mano plane flying over the Bolivian landscape.

Mano a Mano plane flying over the Bolivian landscape.

Why Do We Have An Aviation Program? Interview with Mano a Mano Aviation Pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez



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