Mano a Mano formally dedicated a new clinic in the community of Guadalupe on March 30th! Guadalupe joins our network of 176 clinic projects in Bolivia, which had 1,107,024 patient visits in 2021. 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 Guadalupe and municipal government of Santa Rosa del Sara that participated throughout the process; and the US funders that provided the seed money that made this project possible! This clinic was dedicated in memory of Mary K. Wick.
Dedicating the Guadalupe Clinic – March 30, 2022
Guadalupe, Bolivia is located in the municipality of Santa Rosa, province of Sara, department of Santa Cruz. The community has a population of 1,400 and is an 8-hour drive from Cochabamba. On March 30th, Mano a Mano Bolivia staff participated in the dedication of the clinic with the community, supporting organizations and institutions, and local leaders. Everyone in the community is happy to have a new, equipped clinic that will be able to provide access to quality health care.
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.
Equipping the Completed Clinic
When Mano a Mano dedicates a clinic or school project, it is always fully furnished and equipped. Many of the furnishings are constructed by Mano a Mano Bolivia in their workshop in Cochabamba.