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MSF teams last worked in Bolivia in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bolivia is one of the countries with the lowest health indicators in Latin America. Despite increased investment in public health facilities in recent years, availability and quality of care remain poor.

From 2019 to 2021, we ran a small sexual and reproductive health programme in El Alto, a municipality next to the capital, La Paz. The project focused on local indigenous people, among whom teenage pregnancies, and death during pregnancy and childbirth occur most frequently.

We also worked in two maternity units in the city, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in both centres to assist births. The project was successfully handed over to local authorities of El Alto at the end of 2021.

In 2020 and 2021, we also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, where we provided training on infection prevention and control measures, and medical training in six COVID-19 centres covering five municipalities across Beni region, in the country’s northeast. 

Currently MSF has no activities in Bolivia but we continue monitoring the needs and we are ready to intervene if needed.

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