Bolivia - La Paz

ICU Equipment


The Hospital del Niño, Dr. Ovidio Aliaga, located in La Paz, Bolivia, currently serves as the only third level medical center (the highest level regarding a specialty such as pediatric care) caring for children in La Paz city, with a global population of almost 2 million people.

The current equipment available at Hospital del Niño does not include an Intensive Care and Post Operatory unit for cardio patients, thus limiting it’s ability to deliver proper care to children in need of heart and lung surgery.

The requested project could be implemented in 90 days upon reception of all funds required, and would have a continuous and sustainable life cycle of at least 5 years, helping thousands of lives in that period.

Our Project would provide the equipment required to fulfill the needs of the Hospital and it's patients.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Sopocachi

District: 4690

Primary Contact: Freddy Mercado


Check all projects from: [District 4690] [Sopocachi Rotary Club] [Freddy Mercado]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Rotenburg (Wuemme)

District: 1850

Primary Contact: Jan Müeller-Scheessel


Check all projects from: [District 1850] [Rotenburg (Wuemme) Rotary Club] [Jan Müeller-Scheessel]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Sopocachi


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Rotenburg (Wuemme)


District 1850 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2012-13 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #77665.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Susan Doxtator (

Equipment will be property of Hospital del Niño. Medical staff would operate and use the equipment. Hospital Administration would provide maintenance and service contracts for the duration of the project.

Medical staff has already received training in Germany and is willing to pass along said knowledge to other staff members.

<25-Jul-12> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<25-Jul-12> by Freddy Mercado
Project publication.

<27-Aug-12> by Freddy.Mercado
Matching Grant 77655 has been approved by TRF.

<27-Aug-12> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<16-Nov-12> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<23-Jul-14> by Freddy Mercado
Final report has been received by TRF and project is now closed.

<23-Jul-14> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".