WOC Practitioners Association
From the May 2021 Meeting- Presentation by Melania Howell, BSN, BS, RN, CWOCN, DAPWCA, DNPc
Vida—helping many people
Please feel free to listen to the presentation by Adam See, from Vida. This is from the General Membership Meeting of Jan 19th 2021
SacWOC supports VIDA USA! Have unused excess medical supplies? Donate them to VIDA and help make a difference in low income countries who are in need of medical supplies. Contact us (link to contact page) to see how you can donate via SacWOC. Together we can make a difference!
About VIDA USA:
The mission of VIDA is to provide assistance to health institutions and development projects that support people in need in Latin America regardless of race, religion, and politics. VIDA's top priority is to send quality medical supplies to people in the greatest need in Latin America.
Through a network of military, doctors, nurses, and medical facilities, VIDA is able to distribute medicine and medical supplies to the most remote areas in a short period of time.
Medical Supply Aid
Thousands of tons of medical supplies and equipment go to waste every year in the U.S. In cooperation with over two hundred Bay Area medical facilities, VIDA diverts tons of unused medical supplies from local landfills to sorted containers sent South to save lives in Latin America.
Medical Professionals from the US, France, and Canada travel to Latin America to treat patients as well as provide practical instruction in: respiratory therapy, reconstructive surgery, dermatology, anasthesia, endichronology, gynecology, and cardiology among others.
Puente de VIDA
Designed to address the primary health care needs of low-income communities throughout Peru, this program organizes groups of volunteer doctors to provide free medical consultations, basic nutrition and pre-natal care. Monthly visits assure follow-up healthcare.
Milagro de VIDA
The HIV virus is infecting children in Latin America at an alarming rate, many by their own mother’s milk. VIDA provides infant formula to mothers with HIV and programs that encourage high school students to learn about HIV causes and effects.