Help Children in Hospitals | Venezuela

in #venezuela5 years ago


The health care system in Venezuela is declining rapidly. Each day, the press denounces the failing state of public hospitals. Increasingly, the health care crisis and the shortage of medicine and food have plagued the country. The Rafael Malpica hospital, located in Guacara (Valencia, Venezuela) is providing only rice for their patients. Many other hospitals are facing the same situation. Proteins are never included in their diet… This project will feed vulnerable adults and children in different hospitals.


What is the challenge?

According to FAO, in the Global Report on Food Crisis 2017, the worsening economic situation in Venezuela has caused a severe shortage of food and medicine. Many refer to this as The ‘Maduro diet’. Medical supplies are not being imported to Venezuela. This serious crisis is causing malnutrition, which is far from being alleviated. Hospitals in Venezuela are not providing enough meals for all their patients. Some are only providing rice as their main meal. Most of the patients get thinner day-by-day. It seems that they get sicker during their stay at the hospital due to the lack of protein. A well-balanced meal and proper medication are required for a successful recovery. This, far too often, is not happening.


South American Initiative will continue providing meals and clean drinking water to children and adults who are suffering from malnutrition in hospitals. New and expecting mothers will receive all the help they need to take care of their babies. We provide things like diapers, formula, feeding bottles, and other supplies with your donations. Help mothers and children survive the Venezuela crisis.

Long-Term Impact

There is a large number of patients distributed across different hospitals Venezuela, and are not being well fed. By providing a balanced meal to each one of them, these patients will achieve a better recovery, they can return to their homes enjoying good health. Venezuela is in desperately need of international assistance. Together we can help save Venezuela!

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