WHO says Bolivia an example for world in health

LA PAZ – Bolivia is today an example for the world in terms of health due to the progress President Evo Morales has reached in this sphere, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) have said.

According to the WHO representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, this country exhibits indicators showing the work of the national executive during the last decade.

Under Morales’ leadership, millions of Bolivians have received medical care since the establishment of ‘Mi Salud’ (My Health) program in 2013 to bring quality healthcare to every home, free of charge.

About 3,000 professionals are working in this primary care system, supported and advised by the Cuban Medical Brigade, providing their services in the Plurinational State for more than 10 years.

What the WHO wants in health for many years, Bolivia achieved it and this is an example for the world, Leanes told journalists.

The official also highlighted the President’s message on occasion of the 192nd anniversary of Bolivia’s independence and pondered his government’s work, which reduced child mortality by more than 50 percent in one decade.

As a result of Morales’ management, extreme poverty fell from 38.2 percent to 16.8 percent in the last decade and chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age declined by 14 percentage points.