In partnership with the Venezuelan NGO, ALAPLAF, we are preventing the increase of teenage pregnancies and maternal deaths by sending and fitting IUD coils.
We support medical campaigns in remote areas of the country where medical assistance is inadequate such as rural Zulia, Apure and Delta Amacuro.
We send glucometers and strips to children from low-income families with type 1 diabetes to be distributed through the Venezuelan charity Guerreros Azules.
In collaboration with Fundación Vida we sponsor high-spec cancer and HIV tests for low-income patients.
We collect medical supplies donated from health centres and ship them to hospitals and NGOs in Venezuela.
We cover the cost and supervise the supply and installation of essential equipment in hospitals and health centres in Venezuela.
We help cover transport and food expenses of postgraduate medical students in four universities in Venezuela.
To work in Venezuela is extremely challenging. We choose our partners carefully on the ground based on a series of strict criteria. Dr Andrés Ortiz plays a crucial role for us.
Andrés is a practicing doctor based in Caracas, Venezuela. He is both a General Practitioner and a Gastroenterologist. Graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela, he has published several papers in Venezuelan and international journals. Andrés is a member of the Board of the Venezuelan Society of Gastroenterology.
In his capacity, Andrés provides on-site assurance that Healing Venezuela's programmes are executed properly.
Our partners on the ground are vetted with a set of criteria to ensure transparency and commitment. We ask our beneficiaries to sign an agreement to guarantee that the material we donate will be used by medical professionals; and the shipments we send are verified against the original inventory once they arrive. We include a UK newspaper inside the boxes and it is then placed alongside a photograph of a Venezuelan newspaper to prove that the item has arrived in Venezuela.
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