On Friday, July 28th, 2023 Mano a Mano dedicated a new health clinic in Santa Ana, Bolivia! This is Mano a Mano’s 183rd health clinic built in Bolivia.

The community gathering to celebrate the dedicatation of their health clinic – July 28th, 2023

Santa Ana is a community in the municipality of Punata, province of Punata, department of Cochabamba; it has a population of 4,300 and is located 33 miles southeast of the city of Cochabamba.

Every Mano a Mano clinic and school project is fully equipped by Mano a Mano.


Construction began on January 27th, 2023 and was dedicated on July 28th. This clinic has a doctor’s office, dentist’s office, and nurse’s office. The Santa Ana clinic joins Mano a Mano’s network of 182 clinics in Bolivia that had 1,129,712 patient visits in 2022.

A few photos from the construction process over the first half of 2023.

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 Santa Ana and municipal government of Punata that were involved throughout the process; and US funders that provided the seed money that made this project possible!

Improving Access to Healthcare

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.

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Health Programs in Bolivia