Cochabamba Bolivia July 2013
El Alto International AIrport, La Paz, Bolivia
After a brief layover at El Alto Intl. Airport in La Paz, Bolivia team members will board their flight that will take them on to Cochabamba, Bolivia where you will be met by our host Humberto Flores. Humberto will transport the team to the UBB Compound which will be your home for the duration of your trip to Cochabamba. The UBB Compound is a safe and secure environment with filtered water, hot showers, clean beds and western toilets. Dependent on space team members will be housed two persons to a room. Breakfast and dinner will be available each day in the common dining area on the second floor.
Small community on the perimeter of Cochabamba
The team will travel out to the clinic sites and back daily and will provide health care and health eduction services to communities around the perimeter of Cochabamba. Translators will be provided to assist us with the Spanish, Quechua and Amarya speaking patients. This is a continuation of our program that has been in place since the early 2000's.
Children waiting to be seen at one of our clinics in Bolivia
Cochabamba, Bolivia nightscape
The team will have an opportunity to explore portions of Cochabamba and do some souvenir shopping while in this beautiful city.
The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited to the following!
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- EMS Personnel
- Student Nurses
- Translators (Spanish/English)
- Non-Medical Support Personnel
We welcome both medical and non-medical volunteers with a spirit of adventure and determination to partake in a culturally sensitive growth opportunity while helping others in need of our services. Above all you must be willing to work as a team for the common goal of our mission!
- THIS TEAM IS RATED AS "MILD" (follow this LINK to view our rating descriptions)
- Amount of in Country travel: Light - team members will travel via car/truck to clinic sites each day and return to the UBB sleeping quarters each night.
- Sleeping arrangements: The UBB compound is a safe and secure environment with filtered water. Dependent on space, we will be housed two persons to a room. Breakfast and dinner will be availbable to us in the common dining area on the second floor.
- Running water/electricity: We are fortunate to have bathrooms, showers, hot water and electricity at the compound.
- Physical Requirements: There is minimal walking on this trip, but team members are encouraged to be in moderate or better physical condition. Team members may be asked to assist in lifting medicine bags or other luggage into vehicles or onto clinic tables/benches.
- Climate: The weather should be very dry with sunshine most every day. Team members are encouraged to dress in layers as the mornings and evenings are rather cool. Daytime temperatures are mild in the mid 60's and nights near freezing.
Frequently Asked Questions!
What is included in the trip price?
- Round trip Domestic Airfare (from a major airport, does not include regional airports)
- Round trip International Airfare (From USA departure point to destination country)
- All in-country air and ground transportation (All transportation while in our host country)
- All applicable VISA fees
- Airport departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- All meals and drinking water while in our host country
- Housing while in our host country (Varies depending on specific trip from Hotels to School House floors to camping)
- Project Helping Hands team shirt
- Transportation, meals and any fees associated with the one day sightseeing activity on the teams day off
What is not included in the trip price?
- Airline baggage fees
- Meals or lodging in the USA due to a forced layover
- Passport Fees
- Fees associated with vaccinations
- Personal Gear
- Personal choice food or snacks either home or abroad