MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care
Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia just wrapped up their 10th international course on acute care for medical professionals in Bolivia in March.
From MELA’s Newsletter:
“A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the trip to Cochabamba for the tenth course on acute care given with our co-sponsor, Mano a Mano Bolivia, March 28-30. There were approximately 300 Bolivian doctors, nurses, and dentists attending the course. For me, it was a fantastic experience! In addition, some of our team were able to join a Jornada de Salud (Mobile Clinic) in the community of Tables Monte and see patients in rural Bolivia. Other team members were able to visit a clinic constructed with MELA support, and and learn about the challenges of providing care in a resource poor country.
It was not all work. There was still time for many of our team members to visit some of the landmarks and interesting sights of Bolivia, like the Salar (salt flats), Toro Toro, Tarija – the wine country, and other spots with historical and cultural interests.
Many thanks to this awesome group and Mano a Mano Bolivia for their participation and hard work to make this another successful trip!
We are all looking forward to the next course in 2018!”
Learn More About MELA
Also, here are a few links to previous courses and MELA programs with Mano a Mano in Bolivia:
- Pictures from MELA Trauma Conference in 2015
- New Clinic in Quiroga, Bolivia – built with MELA support – Dedicated in July 2015
- Pictures from a variety of MELA conferences over the years
- Information from the 6th International Conference in 2013