Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia hosted a Life Support workshop, with theory and practical sections, in November 2022 in collaboration with MELA and local Bolivian volunteer medical professionals. A critical component of Mano a Mano’s health programs in Bolivia is to provide health education; these programs are managed and administered by Mano a Mano Bolivia, and serve a complementary role to the construction of Mano a Mano community clinics throughout rural Bolivia.
From the Mano a Mano Bolivia Facebook page:
“Hoy sabado 19 de noviembre de 2022, desarrollamos las clases practicas del Curso de Soporte Vital Prehospitalario, con estaciones de simulacion práctica, con la colaboracion voluntarios especialistas locales en diversas areas. Los anteriores 4 dias recibimos instruccion teorica por 4 dias de manera virtual con la colaboracion de los voluntarios medicos y paramendicos de Medical Educator for Latin America de Idaho – EEUU.
Agradedemos a todos los voluntarios nacionales e internacionales que han hecho posible este curso.”
On November 19, 2022, we hosted the practical classes for the Pre-Hospital Life Support Course, with stations for practical simulations in collaboration with volunteers from a diverse set of specialties. The previous 4 days were a theory-based virtual course presented in collaboration with volunteer doctors and paramedics from Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) (Idaho chapter).
We thank all of the Bolivian and international volunteers that made this course possible.
Pictures from Mano a Mano Bolivia’s November 2022 Conference
Continuing Health Education
A critical component of Mano a Mano’s health programs in Bolivia is to provide health education:
- to communities through weekend health clinics providing basic services
- to Mano a Mano’s clinic staff through continuing health education workshops
- to medical professionals from other organizations
These programs are managed and administered by Mano a Mano Bolivia, and serve a complementary role to the construction of community clinics throughout rural Bolivia. Although workshops continue to be somewhat limited in 2022 due to COVID, Mano a Mano Bolivia hosted 9 health education workshops for 655 attendees in the first half of 2022.
Mano a Mano Bolivia’s 2023 Continuing Health Education Schedule
- Providing Access to Healthcare and Education: Mano a Mano Bolivia Report for First Half of 2022
- Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Ayoma on December 20th, 2022
- Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Villa Nueva, Bolivia