- In 2009, Médecins Sans Frontières began an integrated Chagas programme in the communities of Aiquile, Omereque and Pasorapa. Teams diagnosed and treated people and trained local health staff.
- Significant efforts were made to raise awareness and the communities were involved in surveillance and control of Chagas through educational workshops, weekly meetings and a radio show.
- Médecins Sans Frontières handed over its Chagas programme in Aiquile after successfully establishing an integrated prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategy.
- In 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières teams focused in hernando Siles province were hardly any residents have access to treatment.
- The organisation has collaborated with the health ministry in partnership with Johns hopkins university to prepare the launch of EMOCHA, an e-mobile surveillance application. Upon detection of Chagas, a community volunteer will send a free SMS to a central information system, and a vector control team will be deployed.
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Médecins Sans Frontières has been in working in Bolivia since 1986 and at the end of 2014 Médecins Sans Frontières had 12 staff in Bolivia.