Establishing Emergency Medical Services for Bolivia and Peru

With the programme, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports projects of private companies which combine entrepreneurial opportunities with development aids. In this way, new markets can be developed and the living conditions of people in the respective regions can be improved in the long run.

In Peru and Bolivia, many people are injured in road traffic accidents every year, including bus accidents. However, both countries lack professional emergency medical services, measured against international standards. This is where a joint initiative by DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and medDV GmbH, a provider of system solutions for Emergency Medical Services, comes into play. The aim is to make structural improvements to medical services in Peru and Bolivia. This includes the establishment of central EMS control stations and the introduction of certified programmes for qualification as skilled EMS staff.

The other private partners are Steinbeis Hochschule GmbH, AIRBUS Helicopters Deutschland GmbH and GS Elektromedizinische Geräte G. Stemple GmbH. Together, they are investing around EUR 1.28m. DEG is contributing around EUR 1.27m from funds from the programme.