Transporting 2 People from Beni – Recent Emergency Flight
Mano a Mano’s aviation program continues to be very busy providing flights for emergency rescues and weekend health clinics.
A recent emergency flight on May 8th was for 2 residents of Areruta, a small community in Oromomo in the Bolivian Amazon, in the department of Beni, Bolivia that presented with symptoms of Tubercolosis and severe malnutrition; there is no location anywhere near their home that can provide testing or treatment, so they were flown to Cochabamba by Mano a Mano, where they received testing and treatment.
538 Patients Flown & 40 Weekend Health Clinics in 2015
Last year, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided emergency flights to 538 people, in addition to flying volunteer medical professionals for 40 weekend health clinics.
Here are a few recent blogposts about our aviation program:
- First emergency flights of 2015 – transporting a new mother back home after a premature birth
- Flood relief in the Beni in 2014 – our planes distributed supplies to communities heavily impacted by flooding in the Beni region in 2014.
- Photos from the aviation program on Facebook
- Distributing donated supplies on the Mano a Mano plane
- Thank you letter to Mano a Mano Aviation from the sisters of La Caridad for its support
- Weekend health clinic in Carmen de los Sita
Why Does Mano a Mano Have an Aviation Program?
Watch the video to learn more about our aviation program, and why it is so critical to Mano a Mano’s mission of creating partnerships with impoverished rural Bolivians: