Jul 10, 2018

VIDA Needs your Help!

The struggles of Haiti remain.  Now that Haiti has fallen almost completely out of the news cycle, the flow of donations, as many feared, has slowed to a trickle.  The international aid community new that the challenges of Haiti would require decades of effort, as an already impoverished society and dysfunctional political system is not solved with short term solutions.  VIDA continues to aid Haiti through the equipping of medical missions travelling to the country.  They bring much needed care and compassion to people in need.  We ask for your continued support.  VIDA can equip a single medical team with up to $50,000 in aid with little shipping expense. A $500 donation completely outfits a team that will treat hundreds of patients who have been denied access to healthcare for decades.  We thank you for your support and helping VIDA remain a viable reality in the lives of so many people in need.

Jun 12, 2018

VIDA Supports Medical Team Headed for Peru

15  members of the HRMM medical team from Antioch, California have the hit streets of downtown Lima at the doorsteps of the birthplace of St. Martin Deporres.  The team is comprised of doctors and nurses who will provie care to over one thousand patients at the VIDA project "Casa Hogar.".  

The Team provies basic Internal Medicine and will be focusing on youth and the elderly, as Casa Hogar runs both youth and senior programs.  The team will set up shop right in the street with tents to care in Lima's poorest neighborhoods. The VIDA team faciliated the transportation of over $250,000 in medicine and supplies to be used during the two week mission.  In addition peruvian medical students have joined the mission to hone their skills and learn from physicians and nurses who work at some of the most presitgous medical schools in the United States.  These students are working on a program to establish ongoing care  after the medical team leaves.  

This effort is the result of the hard work of VIDA Peru, HRMM, Peruvian Ministry of Health, San Francisco Consul General of Peru and VIDA USA.  

Jun 12, 2018

Ecuador in Need of Help!

Povert, natural disasters and political challenges have continue to plague the Ecuadorian healthcare system. VIDA is partnered with the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, a 115-year old charity based in Guayaquil that operates large hospitals as well as several clinics and nursing homes in this large port city. They provide free medical care to 500,000 patients a year who are among Ecuador’s poorest citizens. VIDA provides them with medical supplies and equipment that they desperately need and helps to alleviate costs in serving the poor. Junta’s vast network makes them particularly effective in responding to the regions impacted by the quake.

VIDA needs your help!  VIDA covers all costs of the shipment and we need to raise additional funds to send our next container. This container to Guayaquil will primarily carry medical equipment donated from local Bay Area hospitals. Hospital beds, gurneys, exam tables, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other ambulatory equipment will fill the container to the brim.  On an ongoing basis we drive around the Bay for scheduled equipment donations -so that when an event happens - such as this earthquake - we are fully prepared to respond in Latin America.

Your support will go directly to covering the shipping costs and import fees!

Thank you for helping us to achieve our goals.

Regards,

The VIDA Team
 
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