WOC Practitioners Association

Sacramento Valley

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

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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!


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.

Disaster Relief

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 Missions

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.