Transporting 2 People from Beni – Recent Emergency Flight

Transporting 2 People from Beni – Recent Emergency Flight

Mano a Mano’s aviation program continues to be very busy providing flights for emergency rescues and weekend health clinics.

A recent emergency flight on May 8th was for 2 residents of Areruta, a small community in Oromomo in the Bolivian Amazon, in the department of Beni, Bolivia that presented with symptoms of Tubercolosis  and severe malnutrition; there is no location anywhere near their home that can provide testing or treatment, so they were flown to Cochabamba by Mano a Mano, where they received testing and treatment.

Ambulance waiting at the Cochabamba airport to transport the Areruta residents to receive testing and treatment.

Ambulance waiting at the Cochabamba airport to transport the Areruta residents to receive testing and treatment.

538 Patients Flown & 40 Weekend Health Clinics in 2015

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.

Emergency flight on the Mano a Mano plane, at the Cochabamba airport.

Emergency flight on the Mano a Mano plane, at the Cochabamba airport.

Here are a few recent blogposts about our aviation program:

Medical volunteer from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia providing dental care during a weekend health clinic in Carmen de los Sita.

Medical volunteer from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia providing dental care during a weekend health clinic in Carmen de los Sita.

Why Does Mano a Mano Have an Aviation Program?

Watch the video to learn more about our aviation program, and why it is so critical to Mano a Mano’s mission of creating partnerships with impoverished rural Bolivians:



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