Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

VIDA is a non-profit organization providing dual service to both Latin America and Northern California by collecting surplus medical supplies and equipment from health institutions, diverting them from landfills, and shipping them to Latin American hospitals and clinics that rely on such donations for the provision of basic health care.
Aug 2, 2011

A brief update: Good news on our progress in Cayes Jacmal, Haiti

First - thank you to all who support us!

In addition to our earlier efforts VIDA has collaborated with our San Diego based partner PCI to send four shipments a year to their clinic in Haiti serving some of the poorest, worst-affected and most densely populated areas of urban Port au Prince, specifically: Fort National, Belair, Nazon and Avenue Poupelard, and Croix Deprez.

Recently VIDA supported a medical team headed by Haitian born physician, Alix J.Magloire who is the Chief of Medicine at the Oakland Veterans Administration Clinic. Dr. Magloire, and two other Haitian born physicians are working at a healthcare center in Cayes Jacmal. They are treating people for infectious diseases such as malaria, gastrointestinal disease, cardiac, metabolic diseases and orthopedic issues. Infectious diseases run rampant due to poor infrastructure and clean water.

Our fist shipment with PCI included several endoscopy, ultrasound, anesthesia, ECG and dialysis machines in preparation of their visit.

Our efforts continue to evolve and will be long term.

Jun 14, 2011

Global Giving is matching donations on June 15th!

Hello to all who follow our work in Lima. This project is one of many we are supplying all year round in Lima and throughout Peru. We are able to provide life saving supplies because every month - people like you care and donate. Well this month your donation can have more impact! Give on Wednesday the 15th!

GlobalGiving’s second Bonus Day of the year is coming up and this gives donors a chance to magnify their support!  On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be matching all donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project while funds last. There will be $75,000 available in matching funds.

Please help us support our work in Peru by donating on June 15!

Thank you!

Jun 14, 2011

Global Giving is matching donations on June 15th!

Entire villages were wiped out during the Sacred Valley floods last year. GONE. VIDA served 36 mobile micro clinics during the emergency that are now recipients of long-term assistance to support the healthcare needs of the poor. Many are still living in tents as they wait for government asisstance. Any donations made will be life-saving.

GlobalGiving’s second Bonus Day of the year is coming up and this gives donors a chance to magnify their support!  On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be matching all donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project while funds last. There will be $75,000 available in matching funds.

Please help us support our work in Peru by donating on June 15!

Thank you!

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