With the support of dedicated volunteers and private funding, since its inception Centro Medico has been able to attend to the population's medical needs. Due to supporters like you, our program has been able to grow immensely since the beginning. When we started, we did not even have electricity!
Now every month students and residents from the Medical Schools of Loyola, Northwestern and other universities in the U.S. and other countries elect to do a for-credit rotation at the clinic, giving them the chance to learn about Bolivian culture, healthcare, and diseases typical to the region, while providing invaluable medical care.
Our major goals at CMHP are to:
- Improve the health and overall quality of life of the surrounding communities by providing continuous, first-rate, free healthcare.
- Engage the people in their healthcare through public health education and projects.
- Provide our volunteers with the chance to learn about Bolivian culture and healthcare practices first-hand, so that they may share their experiences and lessons with the greater medical community and promote international health.