Policlinico Rosario was founded by Mrs. Virginia Blanco Tardío who devoted her life to help the needy.

Mrs. Tardío originally started Acción Católica in Cochabamba, and daily lunch for the poor (Comedores Sociales) which eventually moved to a house donated by Mrs. Adelaida Morales. With her persevering determination to help the poor she founded at this site what is now known as the Policlinico Rosario. After Mrs Virginia Blanco Tardío passed away in 1991, her sister, Mrs Maria Teresa Saravia, continued to help the needy.

More than 150 needy people receive daily meals at Policlinico Rosario. Two doctors, two dentists, one pharmacist and two nurses help provide the services. Low income people receive free or low cost vaccinations, dental care and lab analysis.

The needs of this center are very basic. To continue operations, they need a high speed dental drill, and replacements of obsolete equipment such as blood pressure instruments, sterilization oven, and cast material.
Friends of Bolivia, Inc. / P.O. Box 90249 / San Jose, CA 95109-3249
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