Why La Paz?
Mexico has the third-highest number of Covid deaths in the world, with 26,000 cases in Baja California Sur alone. But the impact goes far beyond the case count. Please watch our presentation about the desperate need for relief, and consider making a donation today.
About Fundación Astra
Founded in 2018, Fundación Astra currently offers medical, nutritional, and psychological services through its community health clinic. Dental, pediatric, gynecologic as well as specialty services such as basic cataract repair will be offered in the future, as well as mobile outreach to more remote underserved communities of La Paz and Baja California Sur. These services help fill the wide gaps in available health insurance services for the poor or underinsured.
The organization’s multidisciplinary team represents many cumulative years of experience in the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psychology in impoverished and marginalized communities. This inspirational local coalition of freshly-motivated and idealistic local practitioners is committed to confronting the emerging health challenges of the underserved. The clinic is run by our Mexican colleagues–physicians, EMTs, nurses, nutritionists and psychologists—as well as collaborating with international health care providers.