Update on Martha

A few days ago we wrote about Martha, a 17 year-old girl from San Borja, Bolivia. Martha had a large tumor in her knee, and Mano a Mano provided an emergency air transport for her to Cochabamba. Martha being transported to Cochabamba Martha was taken to the Clinica Los Olivos, one of the best health care centers in […]

International Conference on Acute Care with Regions Hospital

Last week Mano a Mano hosted 15 doctors, nurses, and health care professionals from Minnesota for a continuing health education conference with our medical staff in Bolivia. This was the fourth conference in the past 2 years that Regions Hospital staff has participated in; hundreds of Bolivian health care professionals attend each conference, including Mano […]

Emergency Air Rescue in San Borja, Beni

One of our most recent emergency air rescues occurred on May 5, 2011. We received a call from a small community that was 3 hours away on horseback from San Borja, Bolivia, in the department of Beni. There were 5 people that needed assistance. Unfortunately, we only had space for 3 in our Cessna airplane because one of […]

Container of Surplus Supplies Arrives in Bolivia

Our container of supplies recently arrived in Bolivia! In October of 2010, Mano a Mano US volunteers loaded 16,634 pounds of school supplies, wheelchairs, walkers, and other items. We have now shipped more than 3,000,000 pounds of supplies since 1994, valued conservatively at more than $10 million! These items were donated from hospitals, schools, and […]