• Patient with cataracts being seen at Aprecia hospital in Santa Cruz.

    Day Five : Santa Cruz

    Wednesday, 14th November, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    Gonzalo met me again at the hotel from where we were then driven back to the clinic. This morning there were plenty of new patients coming into the clinic and they kindly came to talk to me while they waited to be seen. They all told me about how gra...
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  • Patients who have been treated at CBM supported hospital APRECIA in santa Cruz.

    Day Four : Santa Cruz

    Wednesday, 7th November, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    My fourth day in Boliva saw me visit a clinic called ‘Aprecia’ in Santa Cruz de la Sierra which caters for the needs of people with various visual impairments including cataracts and blindness through to diabetes, glaucoma and eye injuries. My tr...
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  • Students at a CBM supported deaf school ARCA in Bolivia.

    Day Three : Riberalta

    Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    I woke up for my second day in sunny Riberalta and braved a motorbike taxi ride back to the ARCA Maranatha Deaf School where I met with Ricky – one of their teachers. Ricky was the first person to go through ARCA and to go right through High School...
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  • Students at a CBM supported deaf school ARCA in Bolivia.

    Day Two : Riberalta

    Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    After another early start, I managed to get my flight on to Riberalta, which saw me travelling further north in Bolivia. My next stop would be the Arca Maranatha Deaf School. When I arrived, I was met by the head of the school, Andreas Kolb (who is d...
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  • A patient who is deaf is testing out new hearing equipment to measure the level of deafness with a greater accuracy.

    Day One : Trinidad

    Thursday, 18th October, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    I arrived early in the morning at Trinidad in Bolivia, and after dumping my bags at the hotel I went straight out into the muggy tropical air to visit the first of the projects that I had been sent to report on. The Clinic wasn’t too far out of tow...
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