Because Solidarity Bridge believes that the goods of the Earth (including medical care and equipment) belong to us all, equipping Bolivian hospitals and surgeons with needed instruments and supplies is essential to our mission.
“Helping a Heart to Beat,” a surgical campaign made possible by the coordinated effort of five distinct organizations, took place April 17-19 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. A true example of solidarity, the campaign served 12 children with congenital heart defects through a high-tech procedure using cardiac catheterization.
Every institution tends to develop its own internal language and Solidarity Bridge is no exception. To keep both new and longtime members of our bridge-building network on the same page, here is a brief glossary.
In this blog, Dr. Moser shares his experience from Geneva, advocating for a global health focus on surgical care. He represented Solidarity Bridge in the G4 Alliance and attended the opening session of the World Health Assembly.
Through our work to resource Bolivian surgeons and their affiliate hospitals, we have witnessed the many ways quality surgical care can positively impact the health of patients, and the well-being of their families and entire communities. Yet still, “in low- and middle-income countries, 9 out of 10 people cannot access even the most basic surgical services.”
Summarizing his experiences after more than 20 mission trips, Dr. Richard Moser shares a new development at Solidarity Bridge that connects our on the ground work in Bolivia to a global movement for safer surgery.