Health
 Peru
Project #3284

Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
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Summary

VIDA ships baby formula and many, many other necessary medical supplies and equipment to a variety of clinics such as Hogar San Camilo a clinic in Lima, Peru. In addition to taking medical care of the impoverished, there is a wing devoted to caring for late term HIV positive teenagers. The goal being to deliver the babies HIV free by cesarean and to feed the newborns so that they have a greater chance at living healthier lives. This is just one of the hundreds of clinics supplied with your gift.
$15,000
total goal
$11,442
remaining
71
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Many young pregnant and HIV positive girls are abandoned by their families. In order to help VIDA provides infant formula to keep their newborns from becoming infected via breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is when an HIV positive woman passes the virus to her baby. This can occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding. Without treatment, around 20-45% of babies born to HIV positive women will become infected with HIV

Solution

VIDA collects medical supplies and equipment donated by Bay Area hospital partners and ships containers to VIDA PERU in Lima, Peru. Funds collected will help pay for the shipping costs and the delivery to many clinics in need.

Long-Term Impact

This program provides newborns with a safe and free source of nutrition and a potential at life without HIV. This program helps prevent the spread of HIV and the transmission to the next generation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.vidausa.org
VIDA Homepage
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Organization Information

Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Emeryville, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.vidausa.org
Project Leader:
Patti Mangan
Board of Directors Member
Emeryville, CA United States
$3,558 raised of $15,000 goal
 
94 donations
$11,442 to go
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