We just got a note from our staff at Mano a Mano Aviation about the first emergency flights of the new year.
Mano a Mano has 2 single-engine planes and 2 twin-engine planes that provide air transport throughout Bolivia for:
- emergency air rescues
- flights for volunteer medical professionals for weekend health clinics
- flying Mano a Mano staff, equipment, and supplies to communities that can be reached in one to two hours by air but would require a two to three day trip by land
- responding to natural disasters such as the severe floods that plagued Bolivia’s tropics earlier this year
You can learn more about our aviation program HERE. To date we have provided more than 2,400 emergency flights in Bolivia.
First Emergency Flights of 2015
Yesterday, January 5, we flew Sonia, a new mother, back home after she arrived in Cochabamba for emergency care for a premature birth. Her son Josue was born on December 31, 2014 and in good health; he returned home with his mother on the flight.
On the return flight we picked up Miguel, a 17-year old who was suffering from a very serious skin condition over much of his body, and flew him to Cochabamba for emergency care.