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

VIDA is continuing to respond to the growing healthcare needs in Peru. With over $15 million already sent in 2019, VIDA has lined up an additional four shipments that will be going out over the next six weeks. Many of these shipments represent a new partnership being led by Peru’s Ministry of Health who is spearheading an effort to upgrade and increase the number of beds available in Peru's hospital system. To that end, VIDA has already sent 300 beds in 2019 along with 120 gurneys and 175 exam tables. Of course, this is in addition to the hundreds of pallets of medical supplies and hospital equipment that VIDA sends every year to Peru.

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. Global Giving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. The people of Peru and VIDA thank you for your continued generosity. We look forward to building upon our great success in the final months of 2019.

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Dear Friends,

We thank you for your past and future support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru.  Developing economies face enormous short and long-term challenges in building out their healthcare infrastructure in impoverished communities. 

The flooding that has struck Peru over the past three years has devastated the most vulnerable communities in Peru. We work with a variety of hospitals and small clinics - providing hospital beds, exam tables and other much needed equipment and supplies. We partner with Peru’s Ministry of Health and generous transportation and logistics by Otis McAllister Inc.to bring medical aid to benefit thousands of families all year long. Our work in responding to natural disasters at times can overshadow our 28 years of work helping poor people who lack access to basic healthcare.  Our latest shipment to Peru is focused on helping children who suffer debilitating physical disabilities.  Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood. Approximately 2 per 1,000 infants in developed countries are born with the condition.  Sadly, for many of these children it is a tragic short life magnified by abandonment.  Due to the generous donations from California Children Services and Kaiser Permanente, VIDA has received over 75 pieces of equipment to aid in the care and development of these children.  These items which often cost in the thousands of dollars would be beyond the means of the children of Peru.

We are very excited to announce that the State of California's Rehab hospital in Sonoma CA will be donating the entire contents of its 125 bed facility.  Specialized beds, gurneys , walkers, wheelchairs, and other equipment will be donated in June 2019 and will consist of 4 shipping containers.


We thank are medical donors and we thank you for making this unique and impactful medical relief program possible through your donations.

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We thank you for your past and future support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru.  Developing economies face enormous short and long-term challenges in building out their healthcare infrastructure in impoverished communities. 

The flooding that has struck Peru over the past three years has devastated the most vulnerable communities in Peru. We work with a variety of hospitals and small clinics - providing hospital beds, exam tables and other much needed equipment and supplies. We partner with Peru’s Ministry of Health and generous transportation and logistics by Otis McAllister Inc.to bring medical aid to benefit thousands of families all year long. Our work in responding to natural disasters at times can overshadow our 28 years of work helping poor people who lack access to basic healthcare.  Our latest shipment to Peru is focused on helping children who suffer debilitating physical disabilities.  Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood. Approximately 2 per 1,000 infants in developed countries are born with the condition.  Sadly, for many of these children it is a tragic short life magnified by abandonment.  Due to the generous donations from California Children Services and Kaiser Permanente, VIDA has received over 75 pieces of equipment to aid in the care and development of these children.  These items which often cost in the thousands of dollars would be beyond the means of the children of Peru.

We thank are medical donors and we thank you for making this unique and impactful medical relief program possible through your donations.

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Hospital equipped with donated aid from VIDA
Hospital equipped with donated aid from VIDA

VIDA has had a record year in Peru. To date, VIDA has shipped 28 containers carrying over $32 million in aid. Many of these shipments represent a new partnership being led by Peru’s Ministry of Health who is spearheading an effort to upgrade and increase the number of beds available in Peru's hospital system.  To that end, VIDA has already sent 345 beds in 2018 along with 200 gurneys and 150 exam tables.  Of course, this is in addition to the hundreds of pallets of medical supplies and hospital equipment that VIDA sends every year to Peru.

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao.  Global Giving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible.  The people of Peru and VIDA thank you for your continued generosity. We look forward to building upon our great success in 2019.

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Hospital Bed and Equipment placed in Lima Hospital
Hospital Bed and Equipment placed in Lima Hospital
VIDA is excited to announce that Peru's Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with VIDA to facilitate the customs clearance and in country distribution of  medical equipment and medical supplies to the poorest communities in the greater Lima area.  This partnership is reducing the international shipping costs by 40% and will eliminate all costs for shipping inside Peru. This means that your support will help more people than ever before.  This develoment along with the increase in donations from hospitals accross California will enable VIDA to ship a record number of containers to Peru in 2018. This is a very important development as the cost of transporting aid  is very high and limits VIDA's capacity to send more aid. As this report is being written, there are two containers currently on the water.   Thank you for your continued generosity!
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Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Twitter: @VIDA USA
Project Leader:
Patti Mangan
Board of Directors Member
Emeryville, CA United States
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