Bolivia

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Contact: Local Chapter Leader Jose Luis Aramayo Merida, jlaramayo@gmail.com, Av. Del Periodista D6 Meseta de Achumani, La Paz-BOLIVIA

2012

Future Projects
Based on different criteria and experience of active members, as well as the environmental characteristics of Bolivia have been defined following future projects:
 Training and awareness to students and professionals in fields like medicine, engineering, social sciences.
 Raising funds for applied research.
 Implementation of the outcome of the investigation.

MEDICAL GEOLOGY IN BOLIVIA
Medical Geology in Bolivia was driven by Dr. Jaime Rios Dalenz who visualized the importance of developing the discipline in Bolivia and made the necessary contacts to enable the creation of a national chapter that brings together specialists in different areas related to theme.
The Bolivian Chapter was officially established on April 9, 2009 during the First Bolivian Symposium on “Environment, Health and Medical Geology” which was organized in La Paz, Bolivia under the auspices of the Bolivian Academy of Medicine, Partners for Development  (PROSALUD) of Bolivia and financial support of USAID/B . This Chapter is composed of over 25 members involving the participation of students and professionals from medical sciences, geosciences, and the environmental and public health communities and with representations from all over Bolivia.
Read the 2009 report from the Bolivian chapter here

During The 3rd Hemispheric Conference on Medical Geology Held in Montevideo, 12-16th October, 2009, a delegation from the Bolivian chapter participated in different activities planned for this event, achieving greater understanding of the problematic of the world.
One of the main objectives of the Bolivian chapter is to achieve understanding and importance of the effects of human activity and geological on the quality and state of the environment.
ACTIVE MEMBERS
Active Members of the Bolivian Chapter of the IMGA meet periodically to define the activities to be performed, to develop the theme and involve more people. They include:

PROFESSION: Univ. student

PROFESSION: MD - Environmental and Occupational Health

PROFESSION: Sanitary Engineer

PROFESSION: MD - Medical Surgeon

 


OUR MISSION
The mission of the Bolivian chapter of IMGA is to raise awareness of environmental issues, geological, spread the knowledge to achieve the promotion of research and subsequent application of it in the search for improved environmental quality in the country.

FUTURE PROJECTS
Based on different criteria and experience of active members, as well as the environmental characteristics of Bolivia have been defined following future projects:

Read the 2009 report from the Bolivian chapter here