COVID continues to plague Peru and our efforts to help Peru build out its heath care system must continue. 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 26 shipments in 2022. Shipments contain ICU hospital beds, stretchers, exam tables along with hundreds of walkers and thousands of crutches as well as thousands of boxes of medical suppliess. VIDA will be shipping out 3 containers in January 2023 carrying hospital beds, gurneys, exam tables, ultra sound machines and hundreds of walkers, crutches and wheelchairs.
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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