Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Course

**** Volunteers needed ****

MELA is looking for volunteer instructors for our next Pre-Hospital Trauma Management Course scheduled for November  5-10, 2018. Please contact us if you can volunteer as an instructor or interpreter. The course will be in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This course is supported by Mano a Mano Bolivia. Sign up NOW!! 

Come early or Stay late and enjoy a side-trip to beautiful Bolivian landmarks.

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MELA Sponsoring new Health Clinics in Bolivia


Mano a Mano Bolivia is near completion of the Candelaria clinic Expansion Project. The inauguration of the clinic is scheduled for the end of June. After 17 years of service to the surrounding communities, the staff at the completed clinic will be able to offer improved services to the people.

The new clinic at Villa Rosario is complete and Mano a Mano Bolivia is installing new equipment and supplies Much of the medical supplies and equipment for these clinics come from the US and transported to Bolivia by Mano a Mano International Partners in Saint Paul, MN.

We are still short on our goal by $12,000, but it's not too late to donate. You may also go to our GoFundMe page.



MELA Board Meeting update

The next MELA Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for April, 23 2018 at 5:30pm. Location: MELA Office.

Next Meeting: to be announced

Our current Board consist of: Carson Harris (Director), Jessica Sandberg, W. Brooks Donald (Treasurer), Joan Kreider (Secretary), and Peter Tanghe.

We build partnerships through medical education

MELA is dedicated to the continuing education and the teaching of life-saving skills to providers in Latin America.  Our teams of medical professionals develop meaningful and strong  relationships with NGOs having healthcare interests. We partner with those organizations having a commitment to improving the healthcare of their communities and country. Please join one of our teams and contribute to global health education.

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 11th International Conference on Acute Care

11th International Conference on Acute Care

 Teaching ultrasound practical station. Thanks to our volunteers and SonoSite for the loan of the machine

Teaching ultrasound practical station. Thanks to our volunteers and SonoSite for the loan of the machine


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