Bolivia is a land-locked country in central South America. Bordered by five nations, it is one of the so-called developing countries; levels of infant mortality and illiteracy are among the highest in the world. While Bolivia is rich in ethnic and cultural diversity and natural resources, including silver and natural gas, the development of the nation continues to be constrained by economic and societal problems which affect all levels of society. Furthermore, the areas of health and education have been severely under-funded by successive governments. Elizabeth Duarte reports on the achievements of a centre for diabetes care and education in Cochabamba, Bolivia where local knowledge and expertise are married with resources and experience obtained through successful partnerships with national and international companies and organizations.
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