• Our Work

    Our aid reaches a broad spectrum of health care institutions ranging from large national hospitals to small rural clinics. Our partnerships with volunteer medical teams enable us to effectively deliver aid to Bolivia’s highly impoverished populations, reaching tens of thousands of people in more than 250 municipalities as well as those in some of the most isolated areas of the country.

    Snapshot of Bolivia:

    While Bolivia is rich in energy and mineral resources, the majority of the population lives below the poverty line, most of whom are the indigenous peoples who inhabit the Andean valleys and the Altiplano regions and make up two-thirds of the entire population. With 60% of Bolivians under the age of 25, poverty is also affected by the migration of people from rural areas into urban areas in search of economic opportunity. Critical health issues:

    • Roughly 40% of all Bolivians live without any form of health care coverage.
  • Aid History

    Since 1993, AmeriCares has delivered more than $10 million worth of medicines and medical supplies to help the people of Bolivia.

    AmeriCares has worked with Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), and ProSalud, Bolivia’s largest health NGO. ProSalud has developed a network of sustainable outpatient clinics for lower- and middle-income patients. Medical products donated by AmeriCares have helped to stretch the limited resources of these clinics and allowed them to treat more patients.

  • Emergency Relief

    In 2007 and 2008, months of heavy rainfall took their toll on Bolivia, causing massive flooding, mudslides and a strain on the already overwhelmed social service organizations. Nearly 100,000 families were affected and many left homeless.

    We sent emergency shipments to our in-country partners. Our donations of essential medicines and supplies helped hundreds of families in need, providing relief from water-borne disease and other related illnesses. Read more.

  • Medical Outreach

    We support volunteer medical teams who regularly visit the country to provide key medical and humanitarian services to poor communities with little or no access to health care. Read more.

Recent News from Bolivia

Medical Outreach

A volunteer medical team on its regular visit to Bolivia performs a complex surgery for free, giving a young college student the ability to eat normally again and live a productive, healthy life.


Bolivia

Life took a hopeful turn for Nicanor, when he got the surgery he needed but could not afford thanks to a team of doctors and nurses supported by AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program. The team traveled to Bolivia, treating 1,358 patients and performing 28 surgeries.


Bolivia

A young girl in Bolivia has life-changing surgery thanks to support from AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program. The Program helps bring medical care to people in desperate need in 71 countries.


Our aid reaches a broad spectrum of health care institutions ranging from large national hospitals to small rural clinics. Our partnerships with volunteer medical teams enable us to effectively deliver aid to Bolivia’s highly impoverished populations, reaching tens of thousands of people in more than 250 municipalities as well as those in some of the most isolated areas of the country.


Bolivia

Bolivia is experiencing the worst flooding in its history. While flooding is a common natural hazard in the country at this time of year, heavy rains over the last three months have caused various rivers that feed the Amazon to overflow even more than normal. Responding to the emergency request for help, AmeriCares delivered medicines and medical supplies to help tens of thousands affected by the disaster.