Health & Science

Mentisan

30 Aug, 2020 | Alfonso Gorostiaga

ENGLISH VERSIONI had been living in Holland for the last four years. Doctors there do not usually prescribe medication for a common cold or any other illnesses that are not considered to be overly thr...

Health Matters

29 Apr, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga and George Fearnley

A view into the inner workings of Bolivia’s public healthcare system Images: Cristina Aliaga & Carolina QuirogaNever before have matters of health been so widely spoken about, broadcast, and pr...

‘LA BASURA MATA’

29 Apr, 2020 | Lieke Verlé

Waste management in La Paz Photo: Honor ScottIf you have walked around La Paz you may have noticed graffitti that reads ‘La basura mata, prohibido echar basura.’ The message is clear: ‘Waste k...

Clubes De Ciencia

02 Mar, 2020 | George Fearnley

Photo: Courtesy of Clubes de Ciencia Bolivia  A catalyst for science education in BoliviaIn January 2020, Clubes de Ciencia Bolivia hosted its fifth-annual event. Participants took part...

Young space scientists leave their boot prints in Alabama

11 Dec, 2019 | George Fearnley

Photos: Courtesy of International Space Education Institute and Alvaro FloresBolivians demonstrate their talent at international NASA competition In 2017, NASA, the US space agency, stated i...

Watching the World Breathe

29 Oct, 2019 | George Fearnley and Anneli Aliaga

Photos: Manuel Roca Climate Change from Chacaltaya Dr. Marcos Andrade recalls a satirical television show he once watched whereby viewers were humorously reassured, ‘Don’t worry about t...

Intercultural births in Bolivia

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner Culturally appropriate birthing rooms are helping to reduce Bolivia’s shockingly high maternal death rate Señora Ruth Quispe Choque was glowing as she described a beauti...

Prescription for Laughter

29 Oct, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photo: Marie de LantivyHappiness HealsOn Christmas Day 1998, the movie Patch Adams was released. Both the movie and the real Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams, an American physician, comedian, social activist...

Yoga and Female Empowerment in Bolivia

29 Oct, 2018 | Vivian Braga

Photo: FreePikIncreasingly popular in the country, yoga offers more than just physical exerciseYoga is not gymnastics, and it’s much less a religion – it’s a philosophy of life based on physical and b...

More Than Just Feeling Blue

23 May, 2017 | Cassandra Spry

Photo: Nick SomersMore Than Just Feeling BlueMobile phones – used for talking, texting, and… depression management? That’s exactly the idea behind a 2015 pilot study lead by John D. Piette, PhD, Profe...

Affording an Organ

26 Sep, 2016 | Maria Mayböck

Photo: Courtesy Of The Ministry of HealthThe Changing Reality of Renal Patients in Bolivia‘There was a moment in which I wanted to die. I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to eat. I was depressed....

Sal y Solar

28 Aug, 2016 | Madeleine Pollard

Photo: Madeleine PollardYoshi Homna’s Revolutionary Plan to Clear Uyuni’s Peripheral Wasteland‘Close your eyes if you see any rubbish; we are really trying to work on it,’ pleads our tour guide with a...

Cervical Cancer in Rural Bolivia

15 May, 2016 | Karina Guzman

Almost Entirely Preventable, the Disease Still Takes Its TollPhoto: William WroblewskiNicolasa, an 84-year-old widow, says that she moved to Pucarani – a community 55 kilometres from La Paz – after ge...

Healing Spaces

21 Apr, 2016 | Elsemieke de Boer

Local Produce Feeds the Urban ThrongsPhoto: Elsemieke de BoerOn the outskirts of El Alto, peace is found when entering Doña Berta’s carpa solar, or greenhouse, with an abundance of vegetables. It is h...

Breastfeeding in (La) Paz

05 Oct, 2015 | Megan Sunderland

The vegan restaurant Red Monkey, in La Paz’s San Miguel neighbourhood, has started offering mothers a free cup of tea as they breastfeed in the restaurant. The offer is meant to celebrate Internationa...