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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.
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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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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."
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.
Dr. Susan Hou, Founder and Director of the Daniels Hamant Foundation, and her daughter Tamara Wohlwend, recall the remarkable story of families in Palacios, Bolivia donating to Hurricane Katrina Victims.