Cerniquem - Bolivia
Burns unit equipment - Bolivia
Cerniquem is Bolivia’s leading treatment and rehabilitation centre for children and young people. The centre offers free treatment for children from low income families who have suffered burns in the family home.
Young people suffer burns in developing countries due to children looking after younger siblings, methods of cooking and a lack of education. Cerniquem impressed the ALMT Board of Trustees because it has created an holistic approach to tackle these problems through education, regional outreach, prevention in the home and after care. Not only do burns victims receive the treatment needed, but they are also given an education while in recovery supported with their families in preparation for returning home.
Sustainability is an important part of the ALMT’s work and Cerniquem is aims to perform plastic surgery for private patients with profits being used to support its charitable activities.