New Health Clinic in Tocopilla, Bolivia is 40% Complete

Mano a Mano is constructing a new health clinic in Tocopilla, Bolivia. The clinic is 40% complete, and will be our 170th clinic project.

Mano a Mano’s new clinic in Tocopilla, Bolivia is 40% complete.

Tocopilla Clinic

Tocopilla is a rural community in the Chapare province, department of Cochabamba – about a 4-hour drive northeast of the city of Cochabamba (30% of Mano a Mano’s clinics are between a 3 and 10-hour drive away from Cochabamba).

Location of Tocopilla

The Tocopilla clinic will join Mano a Mano’s network of 169 clinics throughout Bolivia. Mano a Mano’s network of clinics average nearly 1 million patient visits each year.

Providing Access to Health Care for 2,070 People

With the new clinic, medical professionals working in the community will have a much more comfortable working environment (which is very important for retaining staff in isolated rural communities), and community residents will have regular access to quality health care services provided through the Bolivian Health Ministry. The new clinic will provide comprehensive basic medical services.

Blueprints for the Tocopilla Clinic

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.

Providing Training, Education, and a Fully Equipped Clinic

As a Mano a Mano clinic, it will have Volunteer Health Promoter Training and Continuing Health Education workshops provided through our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia; it will also receive equipment and supplies to ensure that it is fully-furnished, and is connected with Mano a Mano Bolivia medical staff via radio for help with any difficult cases or issues. (Mano a Mano Bolivia also constructs many of the items for each clinic project such as beds and exam tables.)

Staff from the Gastroenterology Hospital of Cochabamba attend a continuing health education workshop with Mano a Mano Bolivia on December 9-10, 2017.

Staff from the Gastroenterology Hospital of Cochabamba attend a continuing health education workshop with Mano a Mano Bolivia on December 9-10, 2017.

Tocopilla Construction Photos – September 2019

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Working Together to Make These Projects Possible

Every project that Mano a Mano does, including this clinic in Tocopilla, depends on many people working together (read more about our partnership model here). We are very grateful to everyone that is involved in this project in some way!

The Tocopilla clinic project is a collaboration with:

  • our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia (who oversees and manages the project from inception to completion)
  • Harbortown Rotary Club
  • Municipal Government of Villa Tunari
  • The Community of Tocopilla
  • Mano a Mano International