VIDA ships baby formula and many, many other necessary medical supplies and equipment to a variety of clinics such as Hogar San Camilo a clinic in Lima, Peru. In addition to taking medical care of the impoverished, there is a wing devoted to caring for late term HIV positive teenagers. The goal being to deliver the babies HIV free by cesarean and to feed the newborns so that they have a greater chance at living healthier lives. This is just one of the hundreds of clinics supplied with your gift.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many young pregnant and HIV positive girls are abandoned by their families. In order to help VIDA provides infant formula to keep their newborns from becoming infected via breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is when an HIV positive woman passes the virus to her baby. This can occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding. Without treatment, around 20-45% of babies born to HIV positive women will become infected with HIV
How will this project solve this problem?
VIDA collects medical supplies and equipment donated by Bay Area hospital partners and ships containers to VIDA PERU in Lima, Peru. Funds collected will help pay for the shipping costs and the delivery to many clinics in need.
Potential Long Term Impact
This program provides newborns with a safe and free source of nutrition and a potential at life without HIV. This program helps prevent the spread of HIV and the transmission to the next generation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,308
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $11,692
Total Funding Goal: $15,000