Help hospitals and children | Venezuela | SAI
SummaryThe health system in Venezuela is declining rapidly in hospitals. Each day, the press has denounced the failing state of public hospitals. Increasingly, the health crisis and the shortage of medicines 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.
ChallengeWhat is the challenge? According to FAO, in the Global Report on Food Crises 2017, the worsening economic situation in Venezuela has caused a severe shortage of consumer goods, including food and medicine. Many refer to this as The ‘Maduro diet.’ Medical supplies are not being imported in Venezuela. A serious crisis causing malnutrition, which is far from being alleviated is occuring. Hospitals in Venezuela are not providing enough meals for all the patients. They 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 during the lack of protein. A well-balanced meal and the proper medication are always required for a successful recovery. This, many times, is not happening.
SolutionSouth American Initiative team 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 like diapers, formula, feeding bottles, and other supplies. Help mothers and children avoid fleeing the Venezuela crisis.
Long-Term ImpactThere is a large number of patients distributed in different hospitals across Venezuela that are not well fed. By providing a balanced meal to each one of them, these patients will achieve a better recovery and so they can return to their homes enjoying good health. Venezuela is desperately in need of international assistance. Help us save Venezuela!
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