DSF in Bolivia – Spring 2019

Categories: Bolivia, Completed missions, Completed projects

Join our Community Health Development Program

From 2015 to 2020, Terre Sans Frontières will send cooperatives to Bolivia, Honduras and Tanzania with the support of Global Affairs Canada. This program, entitled Volunteer Cooperation from Professional to Professional, aims to strengthen the individual and organizational capacities of several partners in the areas of dentistry, optometry and homeopathy.

Framework of intervention

Location: Bolivia, Altiplano Region

Work environment : Pucarani and Laja Hospitals and Palcoco and Curva Health Centers in La Paz Department, Bolivia

Dates: May 2019

Partners: COCAWI, Centro de Orientacion y Capacitacion Wiphala



Mandate: objectives

Theoretical and practical training


  • Oral surgery
  • Dental restoration
  • Disinfection and sterilization
  • Infections and abscesses
  • Post-endodontic and post-extraction interaction
  • Special component on the management of hemophiliac patients

Dental hygiene

  • Clinical intervention in hygiene
  • Using the cavitron
  • Cross-contamination
  • Sterilization

Strengthening the prevention program jointly with local professionals

  • Visit schools to reinforce the screening program in place and the commitment of teachers and school administrators.
  • Follow-up of training on the promotion of good oral health (daily brushing, use of dental floss, etc.) to the teachers of the schools visited.


1 dental hygienist and / or 1 wanted dentist

  • Arlette Jimenez, Dental Hygiene student

Requirements and skills

Experience in international cooperation
Previous experience an asset

Work language

Volunteers will have to make a financial contribution to Terre Sans Frontières in the form of fundraising

Personal skills

  • Adherence to the values and beliefs of DSF and TSF
  • Very good adaptability
  • Very good ability to work in an intercultural context
  • Very good ability to work in a team
  • Good sense of organization and planning
  • High degree of professionalism

Mandatory meetings
Before departure, TSF organizes at its offices a pre-departure meeting to prepare the volunteers, as well as a meeting on return, for a return assessment.

To Apply

To send your resume or request more information about this mission, please contact us


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