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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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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!
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."
In July 2006, after spending three months in Bolivia, Sharon Hopkins, a Master of Social Work student from Nova Scotia, Canada, along with excellent help from American volunteer medical students Melissa Marinelli, Ben Gray, Lisa Jager and Lavinia Sinitean and clinic nurse Guinda Vallejos Guerra, delivered six sexual health education presentations to junior high and high school students in the towns of Yapacani and Buena Vista. The presentations were part of a sexual health project that Sharon conducted for Centro Medico Humberto Parra.