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    We've been compiling stories all fall and winter to share with you all. We have stories ranging from green energy to traditional health beliefs. Also, find out who the next Oprah may be.

    Bolivia: Evo Morales on the Daily Show

    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.

    Our Chronic Care Video

    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

    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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    February 9, 2013

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    Top Stories

    Centro Médico’s Female Patients: Investigating Women’s Health at the Clinic

    Centro Médico volunteer Julia Chu, a Northwestern University medical student spends three months at the clinic conducting a research study on rural women's attitudes toward birth spacing and contraceptive use

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    Centro Médico Director Dr. Douglas Villarroel and Volunteers Travel to Bení to Help Flood Victims

    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

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    Volunteers help fight diabetes and hypertension in clinic communities

    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.

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