Four containers carrying 96 hospital beds, 12 birthing beds, 72 exam tables along with walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs and hundreds of boxes of medical supplies will be on the water beginning January 17, 2018. These containers are part of a long-rebuild of the destroyed healthcare infrastructure throughout Peru as a result of the devastating floods of 2017.
VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has made a total of 12 shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $12 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding. 800,000 homeless, 300 plus hospitals/clinics destroyed and the infrastructure is devastated - roads and bridges washed out and entire communities swept clean.
VIDA is working with our partners and the government to help rebuild the healthcare infrastructure. The government is dedicating transportation resources to transport the aid to the impacted communities and we are ramping up our efforts. These upcoming shipments will bring our total shipments to 16 valued at nearly $14 million.
VIDA looks forward to continuing this project with the help of the GlobalGiving community.
Jan 11, 2018
Haiti Continues to Struggle in Providing Care!
By Adam G See - Executive Director
In spite of the many struggles to move donations through customs, VIDA remains fully committed to this impoverished country that has now receded into the background after the tragic earthquake and the most recent hurricane Matthew. The problems and struggles remain overwhelming.
VIDA is continuing to send additional aid to our project in Cayes Jacmel which is still reeling from the effects of the devastating earthquake. A group of physicians led by Dr. Magloire continues to visit Haiti twice a year, bringing with them donated supplies and equipment from VIDA. Thanks to the generosity of so many, thousands of impoverished Haitians have received care. Most recently, the group carried 25 suitcases of patient care materials. The value of the materials was in excess of $25,000. These types of shipments will continue twice a year due to your support.
VIDA has also been donating supplies to a variety of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who travel to Haiti on medical missions around the country. VIDA has found that this is a highly effective model in serving small communities outside the urban centers.
VIDA thanks the Global Giving Community for your support.
Dec 6, 2017
Two Containers Being Loaded for December Shipment!
By Adam See - Executive Director
Hospital Beds Being Prepared for Shipment
VIDA has had a very busy year in Peru. To date, VIDA has shipped 28 containers carrying over $30 million in aid. We intend to finish the year strong as we are prepping two containers for shipment later this month. These shipments represent a new partnership being led by Peru's First Lady, Nancy Lange, who is spearheading an effort to upgrade and increase the number of beds available in Peru's hospital system. To that end, these two shipments will carry 50 Hill Rom hospital beds along with valuable medical supplies and ambulatory equipment to use as much space in the 40' container as possible without damaging the beds. VIDA has already secured commitments for 192 beds and is looking to secure another 200 plus beds in 2018.
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. The people of Peru and VIDA thank you for your continued generosity.