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POTENZIAMENO DEI SERVIZI SANITARI NEL CHACO BOLIVIANO: UNA PROSPETTIVA COMUNITARIA

Bolivia

Initiative timeframe: 2008/2014

Total initiative costs

€ 1,103,802.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 1,103,802.0

Status

90 Complete
90%

Bolivia


Location

Provinces of Cordillera, Gran Chaco, Hernando, Siles, O’Connor

The project aims to address, in particular with an integrated and sustainable approach, some serious problems that affect the population in Chaco area such as precarious state of health and dissemination of health education and the weakness of the health system. The beneficiaries of the action are 30 communities in the area and 6.000 Guaranì people that at the beginning of the project are excluded from clinical and environmental services because they live mainly in the marginal rural areas and so they are disadvantaged in the use of health services. The overall objective of the action is to improve the level of health in the region of Gran Chaco, Bolivia, as part of the process of emancipation of the Guaranì people while the specific objective of the action is to strengthen health services in the Bolivian provinces of Cordillera, Gran Chaco, Hernando, Siles, O’Connor, with particular attention to diagnostic services and environmental health, in a perspective of participatory management. read more close

Main outcome

The objective of the action are to update professionally and to orient methodologically 90 socio-sanitary operators from American Chaco to the principles of community medicine, adapt health infrastructure and technical and managerial procedures to carry out services of inspection and control according to the standards of the law

Initiative data

Initiative number 008759
Purpose Health policy & admin. management
Sector I.2.a. Health, General, Total

Subjects

Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Health and Sport
Representative felice.longobardi@esteri.it
Other financiers Oxfam italia; Tuscany Region, University of Florence

Beneficiaries

Aprox. 6.000 people of the Guarani communities.

Beneficiaries of which females 50.0%
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Delay in approval of the project

Difficulties with planning activities/parties

Actions taken

Chronogram readjustment

Political changes in the area

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