Solidarity Bridge missioners are highly specialized medical practitioners in the United States who join their Bolivian professional peers as respected collaborators in our common endeavor to bring surgery and medical care to the underserved. Missioners work alongside their Bolivian counterparts in relationships of solidarity and mutuality to:

  1. Advance our partners’ training in specific skills, and
  2. Better understand and progressively help fill the Bolivians’ equipment and supply needs 

While our mission teams seek to resource Bolivian medical communities and deliver complex medical treatment to those in need, these significant efforts are just one part of our mission. At a deeper level, our mission teams and Bolivian colleagues strive to live out the conviction that, as one human family, we are one - somos uno.

Throughout the mission experience, Solidarity Bridge offers opportunities to attend to the presence of the Sacred and nurture God’s invitation to inner transformation. We welcome people of all faiths and people of no faith orientation. We do not proselytize but celebrate our faith by witness and example, and all missioners are invited to participate in ways that reflect their own path and convictions. Rooted in the social teachings of the Catholic Church, Solidarity Bridge is a mission of the laity of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

Short-term medical mission teams may include surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical technicians, nurses, clinicians, interpreters, chaplains, photographers and helpers. Spanish fluency is not required. Are you ready to join us? 

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