Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru
Baby formula for HIV+ teen mothers in Lima, Peru

Peru has been unable to effectively prevent and care for the nation’s most vulnerable due to its low number of ICU beds, history of low investment in healthcare, and a severe shortage of medical professionals. ICU capacity is limited due to the number of beds but even more so by the small number of doctors and nurses who have this level of expertise.

All of these issues raise the need to help build the healthcare infrastructure. To that end, VIDA made 24 shipments in 2020, 28 shipments in 2021 and 22 shipments thus far in 2022. Shipments contains ICU hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus. VIDA sent on August 23, 2022 two shipments with 42 hospital beds as well as gurneys, cribs, wheel chairs, walkers and other life changing equipment and supplies to Peru.

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. We are planning three more shipments before years end! GlobalGiving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

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The story of Peru's suffering from COVID is well known. And whether the crisis is defined as a pandemic or is now endemic does not change the fact that Peru's healthcare system is badly broken. Peru’s per capita fatalities are the highest in the world driven by a multitude of factors that will take years, if not decades, to fix. The struggle is even more pronounced among single mothers who suffer from economic and health hardships. VIDA’s work with this vulnerable population has been growing over the decades.

Peru has been unable to effectively prevent and care for the nation’s most vulnerable due to its low number of ICU beds per capita, history of low investment in healthcare, and a severe shortage of medical professionals. ICU capacity is limited due to the number of beds but even more so by the small number of doctors and nurses who have this level of expertise. All of these issues raise the need to help build the healthcare infrastructure. To that end, VIDA made 24 shipments in 2020, 28 shipments in 2021 and 14 shipments thus far in 2022. Shipments contains ICU hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus. We are very fortunate to have recently received 34 hospital beds and 5 birthing beds donated by Kaiser that will be leaving for this project shortly in June 2022.

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. We are planning three more shipments before years end! GlobalGiving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

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VIDA Peru
VIDA Peru

Peru has now registered over 2,200,000 positive COVID-19 cases causing over 202,000 deaths. Peru’s per capita fatalities are the highest in the world driven by crowded living conditions. Compounding the problem has been the scarcity of vaccines with less than 50% of the adult population being vaccinated. Taken all together these realities have resulted in a humanitarian nightmare for Peru. With the Omicron variant beginning to take hold in Peru, Peru continues to be in crisis.

 Peru has been unable to effectively prevent and care for the nation’s most vulnerable due to its low number of ICU beds per capita, history of low investment in healthcare, and a severe shortage of medical professionals. ICU capacity is limited due to the number of beds but even more so by the small number of doctors and nurses who have this level of expertise. All of these issues raise the need to help build the healthcare infrastructure. To that end, VIDA made 24 shipments in 2020 and have already sent 28 shipments through December 31, 2021. Shipments contains ICU hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. We are planning three more shipments before years end! GlobalGiving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

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VIDA Medical Dispensary

Peru has now registered over 2,000,000 positive COVID-19 cases and a staggering 194,000 deaths. Peru’s per capita fatalities are now the highest in the world by a wide margin. For the majority of Peruvians social distancing is not an option and the crowded living conditions, work places, streets and markets are a breeding ground for the virus to spread. Compounding the problem has been the scarcity of vaccines with less than 20% of the adult population receiving at least one shot. Taken all together these realities have resulted in a humanitarian nightmare for Peru.  With the Mu variant beginning to take hold in Peru after the devastating Delta variant, Peru continues to be in crisis.

Faced with this crisis, Peru has been unable to effectively prevent and care for the nation’s most vulnerable due to its low number of ICU beds per capita, history of low investment in healthcare, and a severe shortage of medical professionals. ICU capacity is limited due to the number of beds but even more so by the small number of doctors and nurses who have this level of expertise. All of these issues raise the need to help build the healthcare infrastructure. To that end, VIDA made 24 shipments in 2020 and have already sent 22 shipments through September 1, 2021. Shipments contains ICU hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus.   VIDA is now working on an emergency food program in the hard hit communities outside of Cusco. In addition VIDA is working on securing al large donation of vitamins for the benefit of expectant mothers as well as children.

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. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

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Peru has registered 1,850,290 positive COVID-19 cases and 64,103 deaths. Peru’s per capita casualties and fatalities are among the highest in the world. The latest surge has been a result of the emergence of the Brazilian variant. For the majority of Peruvians social distancing is not an option and the crowded living conditions, work places, streets and markets are a breeding ground for the virus to spread.

Faced with this crisis, Peru has been unable to effectively prevent and care for the nation’s most vulnerable due to its low number of ICU beds per capita, history of low investment in healthcare, and a severe shortage of medical professionals. ICU capacity is limited due to the number of beds but even more so by the small number of doctors and nurses who have this level of expertise. All of these issues raise the need to help build the healthcare infrastructure. To that end, VIDA made 24 shipments in 2020 and have already sent 14 shipments through May 2021. Shipments contains ICU hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical supplies including PPE and respiratory equipment and supplies to combat the virus.

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. We hope you can join us in our mission to bring aid to Peru’s most vulnerable communities.

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Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Patti Mangan
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Emeryville, CA United States
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