Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.

by BAMBI INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.
Pediatric care for 200 parentless children.

 Over the past 15 years, there has been an increase in the number of public and private health establishments and an expansion of the national vaccination scheme, although at the same time, there has been a deterioration in the quality of health services, particularly in the public sector whose main recipients are low-income families, where most of the children at Hogar bambi are born into. As a result, the public health sector is characterized by frequent closure of medical services, shortages of medicines, supplies and specialists, among others. Because of these conditions, to access medical care, you usually have to resort to private services, which offer medical consultations, examinations, hospitalizations and surgical interventions at very high costs.

 In this regard, Hogar Bambi has established alliances with some health centers, appealing to their goodwill in order to anticipate emergency situations, medical days, health service offers and therefore obtain positive outcomes for the children we serve and their health. These alliances which are private services means we are not exempt from costs, which increase daily and like other economic activities, payments must be made in foreign currency. In this sense, the current reality has been aggravated by the situation of global pandemic (COVID19).

 We guarantee comprehensive medical care to all children and adolescents at Hogar Bambi Venezuela, through timely and specialized attention to problems that affect their physical, mental and psychosocial health, in order to contribute to their evolutionary development and improve their individual and collective performance.

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At Hogar Bambi we continuously work for the wellbeing of our children and adolescents, focusing on medical treatment and prevention, as well as comprehensive healthcare, which are necessary to avoid risks associated with the covid-19 pandemic.

With our Pediatric Care Project, we cover costs associated with doctor’s visits, emergencies, hospitalizations, laboratory exams, X-rays and scans, surgical interventions, physical therapy, administration of medication and vitamins, as well as adhering to recommended vaccine schedules in order to support children that have been deprived of a family structure and whose only support comes from Hogar Bambi.

We guarantee that all children and adolescents at Hogar Bambi Venezuela receive comprehensive medical care, with timely and specialized attention to address problems that may affect their physical, mental and psycho-social health, which is critical for their evolutionary development as well as their individual and collective adaptation and resiliency.

During 2021, the Pediatric Care Project undertook the following medical-related activities:

1. Parasite prevention: days were set aside for lice and parasite prevention for Area C, including treating 12 girls that prevented transmission among other children.

2. Treatment of anthropometry: 4 days were set aside for anthropometrical evaluations for all children and adolescents in our care (Bambi Main House, Bambi House 2, Bambi House 3, Bambi House 4 and Bambi House 5), which encompasses a variety of human body measurements that reflect general health status, dietary adequacy and growth and development.

3. Targeted immunizations: carried out a day of vaccinations for chickenpox for children residing in the Bambi Main house and vaccinations for the flu for adolescents (Bambi House 2 and Bambi House 4).

4. Treatment and care for severe infections: medical attention provided to address respiratory infections with the presence of bronchial hyperactivity, bronchiolitis, meningitis, bilateral and unilateral parotitis in five (5) children, which included a 5-month-old which was hospitalized with bronchiolitis for 6 days.

5. General medical attention: during September and October, we provided medical monitoring for 92 children and adolescents cared for by Hogar Bambi, which included 8 children that recently arrived and needed initial clinical evaluations.

6. Pediatric visits: 129 ongoing medical check-ups for healthy children and 328 internal medical consultations, with rapid recovery of all affected children.

7. Specialized medical consultations: 30 specialized medical check-ups including obstetrics/gynecology, endocrinology, urology, ophthalmology, neurology, otolaryngology, genetics, nephrology, pediatric dentistry, dermatology, among others, which are critical for the diagnosis and monitoring of pathologies that can affect the children and adolescents of Hogar Bambi.

8. Laboratory exams: 60 laboratory exams were realized (general profile, Hep B, HIV, VDRL, urine and stool tests, blood sugar level, insulin, calcium, creatinine, uric acid formation, urine culture, PCR, central venous blood gas analysis, among others). The condition of some of the children prompted several tests.

9. Ultrasound studies: 20 diagnostic studies performed, especially chest X-rays, rhino pharynx X-rays, X-rays to determine bone age, abdominal ultrasounds, ultrasound of soft tissue in the body, radiology labs, as requested by medical specialists.

10. Surgical interventions: two surgeries were completed, including a cystectomy of a left ovary and ventricular hypertrophy of the left labia in an eleven-year-old; and varicocele repair in 17-year-old adolescent. Both cases had satisfactory resolutions.

11. Eye care: five children benefited from eye examinations, which led to the use of eyeglasses.

12. Acquired medication for the treatment and care for ongoing health needs: including allergy medicines, seizure drugs for children, antibiotics, cold and flu medication, among others.

13. General vaccines: administered 99 vaccine doses to 82 children and adolescents to address infection control y preventable diseases.

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The constant attention of the health conditions of the children and adolescents sheltered in Hogar Bambi Venezuela (Bambi International Foundation allie's), is a continuous  and meticulous work. This is achieved by the medical team that operates in the institutions, in coordination with the support of external medical services. They have attended, diagnosed and treated in a convenient way the pathologies, infections, diseases or other urgent situations that the children have suffered.

During the period of April - September 2021, a large number of medical activities were performed, among them: clinical evaluations of newcomers, anthropometric evaluations, treatment updates to attend mental health pathologies and  external appointments in different specialties, among them: dentistry, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics and otorhinolaryngology. Lab tests were also performed: toxicology tests,  calcium and creatinine tests, uric acid in partial urine, chemistry and cytomegalovirus serology, among others. 

To summarize our achievements in numbers: 

  • 144 general check-ups of 94 boys and girls.
  • 542 appointments due to illness
  • 6 surgical interventions
  • 72 ultrasound tests
  • 93 laboratory tests
  • 4 children hospitalized
  • 2 anthropometry sessions
  • 2 deworming sessions
  • 163 doses of hepatitis and flu vaccines.

As indicated in previous reports, the children we shelter arrive with nutritional deficiencies and health problems that require immediate attention. Unfortunately, the country's situation aggravates the precarious living conditions of these children at a young age, affecting their normal physical, mental and social development. These are children who have had to go out to work or wander the streets begging for money and food. Some have health complications as a result of uncontrolled pregnancies, mothers with addictions and poor nutrition. For this reason, Bambi International Foundation continues its efforts and alliances to offer them high quality care and provide them with life opportunities that allow them to regain optimal health in the shortest possible time.



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In this first quarter of 2021, we continue to work for the wellbeing of all the children and adolescents sheltered at Hogar Bambi Venezuela. In the middle of the adversities caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, we are not only following required protocols and biosecurity standards, but also providing opportune and specialized medical attention in different diagnosed pathologies (ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, nephrology, genetics, otorhinolaryngology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, pediatric surgery, cardiology, gynecology, odontology and physiatry), as well as laboratory studies, essential for the follow-up and recovery of the health condition from children who require them.

The actions with the greatest impact during the first quarter of 2021 are:

  • 108 check-ups for healthy child. 
  • 299 check-ups due to illness. 
  • 101 external chekcups 
  • 26 laboratory tests

It is important for us to continue counting on you,  now even more with this difficult economic situation that our country is going through and the pandemic. We are grateful for our achievements  and for the support we have received. 

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Hogar Bambi Venezuela continues to develop actions to keep the best living and health conditions for children and adolescents sheltered in their homes. During  the fourth quarter of 2020, specialized medical care, antibiotic, antifungal, multivitamin treatments, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, surgical interventions and hospitalizations, required by children, were provided. Two adolescents underwent surgery (trauma-hand surgery) with a favorable recovery. 

 The following actions were also accomplished: 

32 regular check-up visits.

137 specialty consultations (psychiatry, neurology, ophthalmology, ENT, among others).

336 visits due to illness.

134 first doses and boosters of vaccines were administered: pneumococcus, hepatitis, varicella, influenza, meningococcus, according to the children’s  immunization schedule.

All these actions represent a complex commitment due to the high costs involved, therefore, we reiterate our gratitude for supporting the work and ensuring the well-being of these children and adolescents in situation of social risk and family abandonment.

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BAMBI INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC

Location: Miami, FL - USA
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Twitter: @bambifoundation
Project Leader:
ERIKA PARDO
MIAMI, FL United States
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