In late April, Mano a Mano celebrated the dedication of our 186th health clinic project in the community of San Antonio, Bolivia! The community of San Antonio, local leaders, Municipal leaders, visitors from MELA (who were in Bolivia for a health education workshop the previous week, and helped make this project possible), and staff from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia were present to officially dedicate this new clinic. The San Antonio clinic joins Mano a Mano’s network of 184 clinics in Bolivia that had 1,389,436 patient visits in 2023.

Mano a Mano Bolivia Executive Director Jose Velasquez formally handing over keys to the San Antonio clinic to the community.

Pictures from San Antonio Clinic Dedication

Pictures from San Antonio Clinic Construction

New Clinic in Catariri Dedicated the Same Week

The 185th health clinic in Catariri, Bolivia was also dedicated the same week.

Every Mano a Mano Project is a Partnership

Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank you to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, who oversees the process of building clinics from start to finish; the local community of San Antonio and municipal government of Aiquile that are involved throughout the process; and US funders (primarily MELA for this clinic) that are providing the seed money that make this project possible!

Mano a Mano Clinics Become Part of the Bolivian Healthcare System

With Mano a Mano clinics, they become part of the Bolivian healthcare system and are the official provider for their catchment area, making them eligible for services and reimbursement through Health Ministry-funded programs. All staff salaries in Mano a Mano’s clinics are paid for by sources within Bolivia. 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.

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