INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED

World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)
Through its Committee of Education and Training, supports the academic activities of the WGO La Paz Training Center, providing lectures and scholarships.»


Bolivian-Japanese Institute of Gastroenterology (I.G.B.J. La Paz)
It is headquarters of the WGO La Paz Training Center since 2005 and it is operator of training programs.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Supports to IGBJ on training programs of WGO La Paz Training Center, providing complete scholarships to young professional specialists from Latin America.


Bolivian Society of Gastroenterology (SBG)
As a member of the WGO, it is nexus with institution that governs specialty worldwide.»


INFORMATION OF LA PAZ


LA PAZ CITY

La Paz, headquarters of government and political and administrative capital of Bolivia, it is both the country's most cosmopolitan city and indigenous. In it converge people from all regions, as well as immigrants from other places of the world. There are diverse cultural and ethnic expressions which print the unique appearance that highlights.

Its geographical and urban configuration allows visitors to see the city easily and feel constantly challenged by the changing facets, from its different angles that the city offers. At night La Paz is a wonderful show, as it resembles the sky full of stars.

On 2014, La Paz city was distinguished as one of the "seven wonder cities on the planet" by the New 7 Wonders Foundation.

Location: South Central of the Department of La Paz. Murillo Province
Height: 3,640 m.
Population: 840.209 inhabitants (INE 2010)
Anniversary: ​​July 16 (Freedom) October 20 (Foundation of La Paz)
Languages: Spanish and Aymara.
Source: Vice Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourism Promotion of GAMLP, INE.

Recommended Tourist Attractions:

  • Street of Bruges
  • Historical Downtown
  • Moon Valley
  • Canyon of Palca
  • Tiahuanacu Ruins
  • Titicaca Lake
  • Coroico, Yungas