Blogs like Comunica Bolivia provided a bit of background information about the program in anticipation of the appearance. But see the full interview at the link.
Centro Médico’s mission is to help members of our communities lead healthy lives. As part of this commitment, we arrange and fund extensive and long-term treatment, including pace maker insertions, cancer treatment, dialysis, joint replacements, HIV therapy and more. As the needs of our patients grow, we need your help to continue helping them. Please make future care possible by adopting a patient through our patient fund. Learn the stories of individual patients and then contribute to the care of a specific patient.
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Centro Medico Humberto Parra strives to improve the health and well-being of poor rural Bolivian communities.
Centro Medico provides free primary healthcare, medication, health education and other health services to people who would otherwise not be able to afford them. The clinic works in partnership with the surrounding communities to enable them to lead healthy lives. Centro Medico is primarily staffed by volunteer American and Bolivian physicians and is entirely funded by private donations from Bolivia and the United States.
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Two summers ago, clinic volunteers and American medical students Lisa Jager and Sara Medendorp were out of bed before sunrise and tracking blood sugars and blood pressures before 7:00 am. Lisa and Sara, who had just finished their first year of medical school, visited the rural villages of Arboleda, Buena Vista and Yapacani every other week to combat diabetes and hypertension, two extremely common health challenges in Bolivia.
It is not just checkups and medicine that draws kids to Centro Medico Humberto Parra. Thanks to American medical student and clinic volunteer Jason Oppenheimer, children can now read, receive homework help and explore their inner artist at the clinic's very own library, La Hoguera, which is Spanish for "the hearth."
For the last 5 years María Céspedes, the primary nurse at Centro Médico, has been the backbone of daily life at the clinic