Volunteer with Centro de Salud Cerro Verde en Cochabamba

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7 may 2009

Volunteer with Centro de Salud Cerro Verde

Sustainable Bolivia
Volunteer with Centro de Salud Cerro Verde

Job type:

Non Profit, Family and Parenting, Health and Medicine, Poverty and Hunger

Sustainable Bolivia is a non profit foundation whose specific purposes are to provide global educational experiences, to promote and assist charitable organizations and activities in Bolivia, and to promote ecotourism and economic and environmental sustainability.

We are an umbrella institution with over 20 partner organizations. The following volunteering position is within one of our partner institutions: Centro de Salud Cerro Verde.

The Centro de Salud Cerro Verde is located in the southern zone of Cochabamba and serves 30,000 people from low-income backgrounds. The center has facilities for pediatrics, gynecology, laboratory work, psychology, and general medical attention. Health care is available free of charge for pregnant women and children under the age of five. In addition, The Center sends staff members on frequent visits to rural communities in an effort to educate adolescents about sexual health, personal hygiene, and disease prevention.

At the moment The Center runs three main programs:

* Tuberculosis Campaign (prevention and treatment)
* Chagas Campaign (prevention and treatment against a deadly insect that lives in the walls of adobe buildings and affects millions of people)
* Vaccination campaign

* Beginner Spanish
* Knowledge/experience in health care or social work
* Willingness to make field trips with staff to rural communities
* One month minimum commitment

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