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

15  members of the HRMM medical team from Antioch, California have the hit streets of downtown Lima at the doorsteps of the birthplace of St. Martin Deporres.  The team is comprised of doctors and nurses who will provie care to over one thousand patients at the VIDA project "Casa Hogar.".  

The Team provies basic Internal Medicine and will be focusing on youth and the elderly, as Casa Hogar runs both youth and senior programs.  The team will set up shop right in the street with tents to care in Lima's poorest neighborhoods. The VIDA team faciliated the transportation of over $250,000 in medicine and supplies to be used during the two week mission.  In addition peruvian medical students have joined the mission to hone their skills and learn from physicians and nurses who work at some of the most presitgous medical schools in the United States.  These students are working on a program to establish ongoing care  after the medical team leaves.  

This effort is the result of the hard work of VIDA Peru, HRMM, Peruvian Ministry of Health, San Francisco Consul General of Peru and VIDA USA.  

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VIDA’s shipments to Peru are on a record pace in 2018! In the first two months of 2018, VIDA has shipped 8 containers thanks to the generosity of donations from Kaiser Permanente and Stanford Healthcare and transportation donations by Otis McAlister Inc. and U.C. Berkeley students from Project SCIFI, Seed of Health, Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (BMRC).  These shipments represent a new partnership being led by Peru's First Lady, Nancy Lange, who is spearheading an effort to upgrade and increase the number of beds available in Peru's hospital system that provide care to poorest Peruvians.  To that end, VID has already shipped over 200 Hill Rom hospital beds along with valuable medical supplies and ambulatory equipment to use as much space in the 40' containers as possible without damaging the beds.  VIDA is in the process of securing commitments for another 200 plus beds in 2018. 

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.  The people of Peru and VIDA thank you for your continued generosity.

Team VIDA

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Hospital Beds Being Prepared for Shipment
Hospital Beds Being Prepared for Shipment

VIDA has had a very busy year in Peru. To date, VIDA has shipped 28 containers carrying over $30 million in aid.  We intend to finish the year strong as we are prepping two containers for shipment later this month.  These shipments represent a new partnership being led by Peru's First Lady, Nancy Lange, who is spearheading an effort to upgrade and increase the number of beds available in Peru's hospital system.  To that end, these two shipments will carry 50 Hill Rom hospital beds along with valuable medical supplies and ambulatory equipment to use as much space in the 40' container as possible without damaging the beds.  VIDA has already secured commitments for 192 beds and is looking to secure another 200 plus beds in 2018. 

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.  The people of Peru and VIDA thank you for your continued generosity.

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First of Four Containers bound for Peru
First of Four Containers bound for Peru

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has made a total of nine shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $10 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding.  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 is making 12 additonal shipments by sea and air to Peru over the next 12 weeks.  To that end, we are excited to announce that the first of four containers has left the VIDA warehouse carrying $500,000 in aid!

We are in the process of securing funding for the next 8 containers and appreciate the support of the GlobalGiving community!

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Even though floodwaters have receded, recovery continues in Peru.

Heavy rains that spanned several months overwhelmed infrastructure in many areas, and flash floods killed more than 150 people in the country. More than 150,000 people were displaced from their homes, and the country is starting to rebuild in what may be a years-long effort.

Even as the headlines have ceased, VIDA and vital partner Direct Relief continue to send emergency aid, with $5.5 million in supplies provided to clinics throughout the country - administering medical care to people in Peru.

As Direct Relief’s primary partner in Peru we continue with emergency medical response in coordination with Peru’s Ministry of Health.

In Lima - water was turned off for several days due to the flood damage.

Your support of our aid shipments are critical and effective. We look forward to your continuing support

Gracias

Patti Mangan

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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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