The City of Bonn supports its partner city of La Paz in the expansion of decentralized health care. The core of the project is the purchase of e-cars for the city's newly established outpatient health service. On February 3, 2023, the e-cars were symbolically handed over to the mayor of La Paz, Iván Arias. During a public ceremony, the first of the Bolivian-built vehicles was put into operation. In the meantime, all six cars have been tested and put into operation in La Paz. The vehicles will support the different units of the outpatient service that is coordinated by the municipal hospitals in the various districts of the city. Up to three medical staff can thus visit patients in their homes.
This project was implemented with funding from the Municipal Corona Solidarity Package of the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global. The funding program enables German municipalities to support their partner cities in strengthening municipal resilience and building up their infrastructure after the Corona pandemic. The partnership project is embedded in the implementation of the concept "Medico en tu casa" (Doctor in your house), which was introduced in La Paz to establish and professionalize outpatient decentralized health care.