Centro de Investigación, Educación y Servicios (CIES)
CIES is the primary organization in Bolivia committed to improving access to sexual and reproductive health services. They focus on populations that are geographically isolated and have ambitious plans for expanding services to communities that are hard to reach.
CIES operates sixteen clinics and four mobile health units in remote areas. It offers a wide variety of services, including gynecological care, contraception, screening for gender-based violence, HPV vaccination, and STI testing and treatment. In 2015, CIES provided more than four million services throughout the country. It also uses digital technologies to expand their reach, and strives to ensure that Bolivians have accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Cervical cancer mortality rates in Bolivia are among the highest in the world. In partnership with the government, CIES provided the HPV vaccine in schools, health centers, and mobile clinics, increasing access to this lifesaving prevention measure. To date, more than 75,000 girls have received vaccinations.