MELA Getting Ready for Trauma Course 2019!

Advanced Trauma Management Course

11-14 November 2019

Medical Educators for Latin America will be teaching its 5th Advanced Trauma Course in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Join MELA’s Teaching Trip during the week of 11-17 November 2019, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, hosted by Mano a Mano-Bolivia. Contact carson@mela-mn.org for more information.


Click the link to Watch the video of the Opening of the Pampa Lupiara Clinic August 2019

https://youtu.be/DqCsHl5mZcA


Photo Gallery of our last Acute Care Conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia


When you do your back to school shopping at    smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2560332   , Amazon donates to Medical Educators for Latin America-Minnesota.

When you do your back to school shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2560332, Amazon donates to Medical Educators for Latin America-Minnesota.


Pre-Hospital Trauma Management Course - November 2018

MELA completed its second Pre-Hospital Trauma Management Course November  7, 2018.  The course, in Cochabamba, Bolivia trained 40 prehospital and rural healthcare providers. The support from Mano a Mano Bolivia. helped to make the course a success.

MELA wish to thank the volunteer medical educators, Kris Anderson, RN; Paul Haller,MD; Lisa Lau Haller, PA-C; Paul Bartz, EMT-P; Jesse Dolney, EMT-P; and Dr. Juan Paublo Escalera. An awesome job was done by all. Also, a HUGE Thank You to our interpreters, Dr. Karol, Dr. Pablo, Dr. Guillermo, Student Dr. Alejandra, and the volunteers from Spain, Efrén and Carmen. They did a fantastic job interpreting and translating for our US team!!

MELA would also like to thank our host, Mano a Mano-Bolivia for coordinating our visit and the conference.


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MELA Board Meeting Update

Next Meeting: September 19, 2019

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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Dr. Paul teaching principles of pediatric trauma.

Dr. Paul teaching principles of pediatric trauma.

Students take a Pre-test prior to training, and a Post-test at completion of course.

Students take a Pre-test prior to training, and a Post-test at completion of course.

Managing a femur fracture when you have limited or no resourses.

Managing a femur fracture when you have limited or no resourses.

MCI - triage exercise lead by Kris Anderson using Beanie Babies (credit: Megan Baustian)

MCI - triage exercise lead by Kris Anderson using Beanie Babies (credit: Megan Baustian)

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