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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.
Villagers are learning to take control of their diabetes and hypertension as part of Centro Médico’s innovative chronic care program. Our video segment highlights the joint effort of the clinic and communities to provide and encourage long-term care for patients living with two of Bolivia’s most common health challenges.
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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In February and March 2007, torrential rains resulted in the worst flooding in 25 years in the department of Bení in northern Bolivia. Centro Médico staff goes to Bení to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected
Over 100 American volunteer medical students, healthcare workers and doctors have come and gone at Centro Medico Humberto Parra, but there are several young indispensable volunteers from the town of Palacios who have been working at the clinic every week since 2002!
Anyone who has worked at Centro Médico knows that one of the biggest challenges to providing patient care is not lack of supplies or funds but Mother Nature. Since February 2007, wet summer weather has resulted in treacherous road conditions forcing Centro Médico to move house and operate out of the small government-supported medical post in the village of Palacios