Dec 31, 2020

Lima Remains Epicenter of Peru's Pandemic Crisis

Peru Covid-19 Data
Peru Covid-19 Data

As of December 31, 2020 Peru has registered 1,012,614 positive COVID-19 cases and 37,621 deaths. Sadly Peru’s per capita casualties and fatalities are among the highest in the world. In spite of Peru’s increase in per capita GDP over the past 30 years, the shortage of doctors, the poor healthcare infrastructure compounded by the reality that 60% of the population that works in the informal economy. For the majority of Peruvians social distancing is not an option. They must go out of their modest lodgings to earn enough money to pay for food and to keep a roof over their head. As a result, the crowded streets and markets are a breeding ground for the virus to spread. However, the daily have fallen shortly due to improving weather and the reality that the country has been hit so hard. Entering spring in the southern hemisphere is a window of opportunity for Peru to build out their infrastructure before a potential second wave hits next fall.

Sadly, plagued by extreme poverty and devastating natural disasters, Peru lacks the resources to help them. This is how VIDA and you can help. To that end, VIDA has made 26 shipments carrying over $15 million in aid with hundreds of hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus.

 

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. GlobalGiving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

Dec 31, 2020

Peru Continues to Suffer from COVID 19

Peru Covid-19 Data
Peru Covid-19 Data

 

As of December 31, 2020 Peru has registered 1,012,614 positive COVID-19 cases and 37,621 deaths. Sadly Peru’s per capita casualties and fatalities are among the highest in the world. In spite of Peru’s increase in per capita GDP over the past 30 years, the shortage of doctors, the poor healthcare infrastructure compounded by the reality that 60% of the population that works in the informal economy. For the majority of Peruvians social distancing is not an option. They must go out of their modest lodgings to earn enough money to pay for food and to keep a roof over their head. As a result, the crowded streets and markets are a breeding ground for the virus to spread. However, the daily have fallen shortly due to improving weather and the reality that the country has been hit so hard. Entering spring in the southern hemisphere is a window of opportunity for Peru to build out their infrastructure before a potential second wave hits next fall.

Sadly, plagued by extreme poverty and devastating natural disasters, Peru lacks the resources to help them. This is how VIDA and you can help. To that end, VIDA has made 26 shipments carrying over $15 million in aid with hundreds of hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus.

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. GlobalGiving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

Nov 14, 2020

VIDA Responds to National COVID Crisis!

Daily COVID Cases Surging in U.S.
Daily COVID Cases Surging in U.S.

VIDA continues to marshal our assets and partnerships to maximize our international and domestic response to the pandemic. VIDA has donated aid through our partners initially in China and then throughout Latin America, The Caribbean, Philippines and now Armenia.

Domestically, as the Bay Area became more impacted by the virus and modeling indicated that the hospitals would not have the capacity to respond, VIDA has been helping the very hospitals that have been the life blood of our mission for nearly 30 years for our work overseas. VIDA supplied Stanford with 38 hospital beds, 72 over bed tables, 24 supply carts, 84 IV Poles, and 32 linen hampers. In addition, VIDA donated a pallet of respiratory supplies and equipment to their Ripon based partner Assist International who will be helping out community clinics in the area. VIDA is also worked with Washington Hospital in Fremont, California. VIDA has donated 30 beds, 5 gurneys and over 1,000 surgical gowns. In addition, VIDA has also donated a pallet of PPE supplies to outfit a number of nursing homes and rehabilitations facilities that surround the hospital. VIDA has also been supplying local nursing homes and rehab facilities in the East Bay that have reached out for help with basic medical supplies. The health care infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay Area is in relatively good shape. As a result, VIDA is redirecting our domestic work to more impacted areas. VIDA is working with our partner Globus to send aid to highly impacted regions of the nation that they serve. To date, VIDA has shipped 82 pallets of medical supplies and 30 hospital beds and other equipment to Globus to distribute.

As the United States continues to be battered by this pandemic, we ask for your help and thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times.

 
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