Fundacion Cuerpo de Cristo (FCC)
Country of Operation
- UNFPAForeign aid agency or multilateral organization
- Private Bank InsuranceFor-profit
SummaryFundacion Cuerpo de Cristo (FCC) is affiliated with the parish church Cuerpo de Cristo. It began its activities approximately 30 years ago with the voluntary work of parish members who provided training, spiritual guidance, and medical attention to the poor.
The program aims to provide comprehensive care to all patients; promote and raise health awareness; and reduce Morbidity and Mortality Index Child.
Key program components
San Sebastian Health Center: The Foundation's initial activities let to the founding of San Sebastian, FCC’s health center in 1981. Today, the health center offers a variety of medical services, including medical attention, dentistry and ambulatory services, and runs a laboratory and pharmacy. The health center primarily serves the poorest population living in the city of El Alto, and the cost of preventative services are free-of-charge as they are covered by costs associated with treatment for existing medical conditions.
In addition, the San Sebastian health center implements the “Maternal and Common Illness Free Insurance” in partnership with 6 other institutions. This insurance is financed through the private banks’ health insurance annual surplus, and is implemented and delivered by FCC at the San Sebastian health center, which conducts family evaluations to identify those eligible for program affiliation. The insurance benefits children of large, poor families between the ages of 0 and 19 and offers free primary health care services as well as referrals to one of the six associated hospitals for secondary or tertiary care. The medical insurance program began in 1999 and undergoes modification every three to five years.