Contributing to the global fight against Chagas disease by adapting the protocol-based model to the structures of the Bolivian National Health System to create an inclusive healthcare network

CEADES, ISGlobal. Venue: Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija)

Area of Activity: Control & Prevention, Diagnóstico y/o biomarcadores, Information, Education & Communication (IEC), Treatment
Type of Project: Research & Translation

Workshop with members of the health network, held in Punata in 2015. Photo credit: Gisela Vidal

To contribute to the global fight against Chagas disease by implementing a model based on a comprehensive approach to patient care and the production of knowledge.

The project’s intervention strategy focuses on three main areas: 1) implementing a model based on comprehensive healthcare management for patients with Chagas disease within the framework of  the Bolivian National Health System; 2) strengthening and developing Bolivia’s health research capacities in order to generate new knowledge that can be applied to health programmes and to diagnostic and therapeutic methods, not only in Chagas, but also other prevalent neglected diseases in Bolivia.; and 3) providing healthcare authorities and decision-makers with basic tools (guidelines, standards, reliable data, tools) that will enable them to improve the management of healthcare programmes.


Bolivian National Chagas Control Programme

Universidad Autónoma Juan Misael Saracho

Tarija, Bolivia

Universidad Mayor de San Simón

Cochabamba, Bolivia

Corazónes Unidos por el Chagas

Cochabamba, Bolivia

Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), a través de la Oficina Técnica de Cooperación en La Paz