On May 20th 2020, 7:30 AM, Harbortown Zoom meeting I'm presenting the status of Harbortown Rotary International projects in Bolivia and I want to thank all the Rotarians and Clubs that supported the Tocopilla Bolivia Medical Clinic, and Mano a Mano Bolivia and International for their work to complete the medical clinic that became operational this past month.  We had planned to have a grand opening on March 19th but had to reschedule due to the covid19 concerns, however you are all invited to join us for the dedication on our Bolivia adventure in 2021.  I just finished the final report and it is so appropriate to this month’s Rotary theme for Maternal and Child Health Month. The goal of the project is to provide improved medical facilities for the families in the region who lack access to quality medical care due to the remoteness of the region.
Bolivia’s maternal death rate during childbirth is very high, and is the highest in Latin America, a rate that can be reduced dramatically through appropriate pre and post-natal care and attended deliveries.  The new clinic and staffing by Doctors will greatly improve the health care in the region.
(Photo provided by Mano a Mano Bolivia)
Karl Everett
Harbortown Rotary International Chair
District 5580 Water & Sanitation Chair