May 10, 2018

Containers Continue to Flood into Peru

Hospital Beds Give Dignity to Peruvians
Hospital Beds Give Dignity to Peruvians

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has just sent two containers carrying nearly $1million in aid in response to the 2017 tragic floods and ongoing healthcare needs in Peru. As reported in previous reports, 300 plus hospitals/clinics were destroyed and the infrastructure remain damaged - roads and bridges washed out and entire communities swept clean and millions still lack access to healthcare. 

VIDA is working with our partners and the government to help rebuild the healthcare infrastructure.   The government is donating warehouse space and dedicating transportation resources to transport the aid to the impacted communities and we are ramping up our efforts.  Hospital beds, exam tables and ambulatory supplies is critical to get these hospitals back up and running. 

To that end, VIDA’s last two containers have focused on these items, carrying 62 beds, 24 gurneys and 26 exam tables and topped off with walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches as well as a sundry of medical supplies.

We are in the process of securing funding for the next containers and appreciate the support of the Global Giving community!

Apr 11, 2018

Donations Continue to Flood Peru!

Donations Arrive at VIDA Peru Warehouse
Donations Arrive at VIDA Peru Warehouse

5 more containers carrying hospital beds, birthing beds, ICU beds, exam tables along with walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs and over 1,000 of boxes medical supplies have been shipped between February 1rst and April 10th of 2018 with a value of over $2.5 million. 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 22 shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $20 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding that destroyed over 100,000 homes and 300 plus hospitals/clinics.

This project would not be possible without the generous support of Stanford Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and John Muir Hospital. Their generous donations of medical supplies and equipment has brought care and comfort to hundreds of thousands of people.

VIDA looks forward to continuing this project.

Apr 11, 2018

VIDA Supports Medical Missions to Haiti

Dear Friends of Haiti,

In spite of the many struggles to fund shipments and move donations through customs, VIDA remains committed to this impoverished country that has now receded into the background after the tragic earthquake. VIDA has worked with two medical missions as a means to provide care empower teams to people in need to Haiti.

 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. Magloir continues to visit Haiti twice a year, bringing with them donated supplies and equipment from VIDA. Recently, the group carried 10 suitcases of expensive respiratory supplies and equipment along with patient care materials.   The value of the materials was in excess of $25,000.  These types of shipments will continue four times a year due to your support.

VIDA looks forward to expanding on this model made possible by your generous support.

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