As part of our aviation program, Mano a Mano recruits medical professionals to spend a weekend providing healthcare in rural areas with limited access to healthcare. Three to eight volunteers, along with a pilot, fly to a prearranged airstrip location on an early Saturday morning, and return home the next day. Mano a Mano Aviation hosted recent weekend health clinics in Laguna Sulti and Poza Honda.

Mano a Mano’s weekend health clinic in Poza Honda on October 8-9, 2022 provided dental care for 96 people.

Laguna Sulti Weekend Health Clinic – October 1st

On October 1st, 9 volunteer dental professionals traveled by bus to Laguna Sulti. 42 patients received 93 dental treatments. Laguna Sulti is a community on the outskirts of Cochabamba, where Mano a Mano also has many other projects underway in the area:

Laguna Sulti Weekend Health Clinic – Photos


Poza Honda Weekend Health Clinic – October 8-9

On October 8th and 9th, medical volunteers flew on the Mano a Mano plane from Cochabamba to Poza Honda. Mano a Mano was able to provide a total of 215 dental treatments for 96 patients. We also provided some basic training and education on dental care and oral health, and donated toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Poza Honda Weekend Health Clinic – Photos

Aviation Program in Bolivia

Mano a Mano’s aviation program has 2 primary programs working with Bolivian communities that have minimal access to health care: emergency rescue of ill and injured individuals, transporting them to urban hospitals for life-saving treatment; and weekend clinics for which we transport volunteer health care professionals into remote areas to provide primary medical & dental care. We also transport cargo, including food supplies, and medical supplies & equipment sent from Minnesota.

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