Hospital de Niños
The Hospital de Niños, located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is the only public hospital for children of poverty-stricken families in the broader Santa Cruz area. The Health Minister of Santa Cruz alerted Yapay Bolivia to the needs of the hospital, and Yapay Bolivia has since made multiple visits to and established several contacts in the hospital. While patients at the hospital are under the care of competent and well-trained medical professionals, the quality of care is severely limited due to lack of appropriate equipment.
In 2019, thanks to its generous donors, Yapay Bolivia donated a brand-new anesthesia machine and surgical equipment to the Hospital de Niños. The hospital also desired to open an additional operating room due to high demand for pediatric surgical procedures, for which Yapay Bolivia donated an additional $9,705 for surgical equipment.
Since donating the anesthesia equipment, the Hospital de Niños has performed many more pediatric procedures and has been extremely beneficial to the patients of the Hospital de Niños and the broader Santa Cruz community. The total expenditure of the anesthesia machine and surgical equipment for the Hospital de Niños was $19,705.