In Bolivia, land of the Andes and Amazon, beauty and deadly disease live hand in hand.
If you were poor and living in Bolivia, you would know
this insect by name – Vinchuca, the assassin bug.
By day, this killer hides in the thatched roofs and
adobe walls of simple homes. By night, it infects
sleeping victims with a parasite that years later,
ravages the heart and other organs.
One out of ten Bolivians has Chagas disease, a
leading cause of heart failure and sudden death.
Chronic Chagas disease is just one of many
devastating health problems we’ve taken on in
South America’s poorest country.
Solidarity Bridge empowers Bolivian medical
communities to provide high-complexity surgery
and other health care.
We partner with top US specialists to train
local physicians in general surgery, cardiology,
neurosurgery and gynecology. We link with US
companies to provide life-saving medicines and
Our work is possible only through the generosity
of many. Will you join us?