Improving the Health of Low-Income People Living with Diabetes in Bolivia

Partnership to leverage a comprehensive care model to improve the health of low-income people living with diabetes in Bolivia. The initiative also aims to establish a Center of Excellence for diabetes care in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Advancing Diabetes Care in Bolivia

Since 2006, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have partnered with Direct Relief International to support the education and outreach activities of Centro Vivir Con Diabetes, a non-governmental organization dedicated to low-income adults and children living with both type I and type II diabetes in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The Abbott Fund has provided grants to support diabetes education, expand public outreach campaigns, train health care personnel in diabetes management, and establish and expand the number of core diabetes educators. Abbott also has donated glucose screening and monitoring equipment, and disease-specific nutritional products. The patients that have been diagnosed have been counseled on how to manage their disease and encouraged to seek follow-up care through the Centro Vivir Con Diabetes.


  • Direct Relief

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Direct Relief is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest....

  • Centro Vivir con Diabetes (CVCD) (Living with Diabetes Center)

    Implementing NGO
    Bolivia | Staff size: 26-50

    The Living with Diabetes Center (CVCD) is a non-profit organization that began its activities in 2003 thanks to the initiative of a group of professionals interested in working for people with...

  • Abbott Fund

    Staff size: Unknown

    The Abbott Fund was established by Abbott, a global health care company, in 1951, as a philanthropic foundation based in Illinois, United States. The Abbott Fund’s vision is to create...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Bolivia
  • Start Date 2006
ValueUSD 720 Thousand