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.
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!
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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