Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Chaqui Mayu, Bolivia

On March 16, 2019, our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia dedicated a new health clinic in Chaqui Mayu, Bolivia. This is Mano a Mano’s 167th clinic project in Bolivia.

Mano a Mano Bolivia staff working on the construction of the Chaqui Mayu Clinic.

Chaqui Mayu Clinic

Chaqui Mayu is a rural community in the Campero province, department of Cochabamba – about a 4-hour drive southeast of the city of Cochabamba (30% of Mano a Mano’s clinics are between a 3 and 10-hour drive away from Cochabamba). The Chaqui Mayu clinic joins Mano a Mano’s network of 167 clinics throughout Bolivia. Mano a Mano’s network of clinics average nearly 1 million patient visits each year.

Providing Access to Health Care for 943 People

Before the construction of this clinic there was no health care infrastructure in Chaqui Mayu; staff from the nearby town of Aiquile at the Hospital Municipal Carmen Lopez del Municipio de Aiquile would organize mobile visits to Chaqui Mayu, which made it more of a challenge for residents to have consistent access to health care.

Our clinic program’s approach is that health outcomes can be dramatically improved with simple yet effective interventions, beginning with the basic ability to consistently access quality services in their own communities.

As a Mano a Mano clinic, it will have Volunteer Health Promoter Training and Continuing Health Education workshops provided through our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia; it will also receive equipment and supplies to ensure that it is fully-furnished, and is connected with Mano a Mano Bolivia medical staff via radio for help with any difficult cases or issues.

Staff from the Gastroenterology Hospital of Cochabamba attend a continuing health education workshop with Mano a Mano Bolivia on December 9-10, 2017.

Working Together to Make These Projects Possible

Every project that Mano a Mano does, including this clinic in Chaqui Mayu, depends on many people working together (read more about our partnership model here). We are very grateful to everyone that has been involved in this project in some way!

The Chaqui Mayu clinic project was a collaboration with:

  • our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia (who oversees and manages the project from inception to completion)
  • Gobierno Autonomo Municipal de Aiquile
  • Medical Educators for Latin America – CDA, Idaho
  • community of Chaqui Mayu