Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief
Beds, Beds and more Beds!
Beds, Beds and more Beds!

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has just sent four containers carrying nearly $2 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding 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 four containers have focused on these items. VIDA is excited to announce that we are receiving a donation of another 115 beds and 40 gurneys that we are expecting to ship out in February and March.  These containers will be topped off with walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches donated from hospice patients and medical recyclers around the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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

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Equipment being prepared for shipment
Equipment being prepared for shipment

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has made a total of 13 shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $12 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding and ongoing healthcare needs in Peru.  Tens of thousands remain homeless, 300 plus hospitals/clinics 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.

To that end, VIDA is shipping another 2 additional shipments by sea to Peru carrying 80 hospital beds along with walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches.  

We are in the process of securing funding for the next 6 containers and appreciate the support of the GlobalGiving community!

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VIDA Medical Campaign
VIDA Medical Campaign

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! The VIDA team returned from Peru and was able to help unload three shipments.  These three shipments will be benefitting the flood victims throughout Peru. VIDA has made a total of nine shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $10 million in aid. The VIDA team was able to visit a couple of the regions and needless to say it was tragic.  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.

To that end, VIDA would be making 12 additonal shipments by sea and air to Peru over the next 12 weeks.  To that end, we are excited to announce that 3 containers will be leaving the VIDA warehouse over the next three weeks carrying millions of dollars in aid!

We are in the process of securing funding for the next 9 containers and appreciate the support of the GlobalGiving community!

Regards,

Adam See

VIDA Executive Director

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VIDA Medical Mission in Piura
VIDA Medical Mission in Piura

Relentless flooding continued to cause devastation in Peru.  El Niño-like storms have drenched the nation, particularly in the north, since December, leading to catastrophic mudslides and flooding. More than 800,000 have been affected with more than 200,000 properties damaged including over 400 hospitals and clinics destroyed.  Roads and bridges have also been destroyed, making relief efforts even more difficult, and will have a devastating long-term impact on the lives of Peru’s most vulnerable populations.

In response to this crisis VIDA has made a total of nine shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $10 million in aid.  VIDA has also sponsored three medical missions to the most impacted areas, providing lifesaving care.  The contaminated water has resulted in a dramatic need for antibiotics and other disease prevention interventions. Our efforts have been focused on the regions of Piura, Trujillo and Chosica where 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 VIDA is ramping up our efforts.

To that end, VIDA is scheduled to make eight more shipments by sea to Peru over the next 12 weeks.  These shipments will contain medical supplies and equipment along with medicine.  Support of the Global Giving community will go directly to the transportation costs of these shipments.

VIDA and our beneficiaries thank you for your continued generosity.

Medical Team navigates flooding in Piura
Medical Team navigates flooding in Piura
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VIDA Peru
VIDA Peru

VIDA’s relief efforts continue to expand across  Peru’s Andean Region.   Over the past three months, VIDA has secured four shipments of medicine to Peru, including Cuzco, Ayacucho and Arequipa.  VIDA has partnered with the Ministry of Health to distribute this life saving medicine through an extensive network of clinics and hospitals that serve Peru's poorest citizens.

Access to safe drinking water remains a challenge in the poorest districts of Peru and is a source of chronic infections.  This large donation will benefit thousands of patients - preventing disease and illnesses. We are also supplying the dedicated doctors and nurses who volunteer with our Puente de Vida program. These caregivers bring supplies and medicine to the remote villages surrounding these urban centers, and represent some of the poorest communities.

We are also sending two containers full of supplies and equipment in February 2017 that will be distributed to the Andean region. Thousands of crutches and walkers, along with wheelchairs, beds and exam tables will help build out the regions healthcare infrastructure.  Included in the shipment is a state of the art portable automated refractor which is a computer-controlled machine used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person's refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Along with thousands of frames and lenses, this donation will provide the gift of 20/20 site.

We thank all of our donors for choosing VIDA, therefore making our life saving mission possible.

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Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Patti Mangan
Board of Directors Member
Emeryville, California United States
$9,294 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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