Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is starting work on a new health clinic in Santa Ana, Bolivia. Santa Ana is a community in the municipality of Punata, province of Punata, department of Cochabamba; it has a population of 4,300 and is located 33 miles southeast of the city of Cochabamba.
Construction began on January 27th, 2023. This clinic will have a doctor’s office, dentist’s office, and nurse’s office. When complete, this clinic will join Mano a Mano’s network of 182 clinics in Bolivia that had 1,129,712 patient visits in 2022.
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 Santa Ana and municipal government of Punata that are involved throughout the process; and US funders that are providing the seed money that make this project possible!
Santa Ana Clinic Construction Photos – January-February 2023
Improving Access to Healthcare
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.