Between December 2017 and February 2018, 112 newborns died in the Santa Ana maternity hospital in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2017, pregnancy-related deaths increased by 66% in the country. With more than 33 deaths per 1000 live births, in 2018 Venezuela became the Latin American country with the highest number of infant deaths, surpassing India, Senegal and Eritrea.
Between 2008 and 2015 there was only one case of measles in 2012; between January 2018 and January 2019 this figure rose to 6,395 confirmed cases, including 76 deaths. Between 2017 and 2019, there were 1559 cases of diphtheria and 270 deaths.
Since 2016 the country has experienced the largest increase in malaria in the world, 69 percent with 414,527 cases in 2017 alone.
Nine out of ten Venezuelans with HIV do not receive treatment. Between 2017 and 2019 more than 5000 dialysis patients have died due to lack of medical care and supplies.
In 2019 more than 79% of health facilities had no running water, a quarter of ICUs had closed, and 97% had electrical failures. The health care required by the Venezuelan migrant population is one of the main challenges for the Colombian government and that is why they have requested the support of international cooperation and NGOs.
Health Care Consultations (General Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Gynecology and Psychology)
emergency assistance to children from the most vulnerable communities in Venezuela.
199 women have been treated in general medicine, 187 in psychology, 159 in pediatrics and 49 in gynecology.
43 children have been assisted in the Integral Center of Child Development (up to 3 years old) and 126 children over 3 years old receive pedagogical and recreational accompaniment in the headquarters of the program, in the Juan Felipe Escobar Foundation (Juanfe) in Cartagena.
27 children have been treated in general medicine, 159 in pediatrics, and 1769 nutritional and anthropometric assessments have been made.
There have been 246 laboratory tests, 49 pregnancy tests, 48 cytologies, 42 insertions of Jadell contraceptive methods, 6 monthly injectables and 1 quarterly injectable.
of the patients served by our programs have improved their health status and consider that the health services provided and the medications received have been fundamental in achieving their well-being.
Some of our health and wellness programs
Western Region, Venezuela
All our programs have one of our main pillars, which is the empowerment of the community where we develop our programs.
We believe it is important to go beyond the traditional approaches to solving a humanitarian crisis, in order to improve the well being, health and nutrition among children and young people.
Selection of Programs
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