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 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.
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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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.
For the last 5 years María Céspedes, the primary nurse at Centro Médico, has been the backbone of daily life at the clinic
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.