In 2013, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided 501 emergency air rescues throughout Bolivia; this is up from 395 in 2012. Since the program began we have provided 2,166 emergency air rescues.
Most Recent Flight
Our most recent flight was on Tuesday, when Mano a Mano responded to an emergency call in Tupiza (where Mano a Mano has also built a hospital in 2008). A motorcyclist was in an accident and shattered his knee; the closest facility that could deal with his injury was Cochabamba, which would have been an 18+ hour drive.
Mano a Mano flew him to Cochabamba where he had surgery (he will probably need additional, possibly reconstructive, surgeries).
Here is information and pictures from a few other emergency flights from this month, and a weekend health clinic in Ushbe.
A Typical Month
You can get a better idea of what a typical month is like for our aviation program HERE.