Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous

by Fundacion Nativo Vetted Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

During the month of August 2018 a group of 40 doctors, including specialists and medical volunteers, will assist more than 3,500 people from 12 indigenous communities of La Gran Sabana in Venezuela. All epidemiological data and biological samples necessary to determine the health problems of the population will be collected and the necessary medicines will be given to treat the detected diseases.

$15,000
total goal
$13,795
remaining
25
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

According World Health Organization more than 400,000 cases of malaria have occurred during 2017 in Venezuela, most of them in Bolivar and Amazonas State. Hundreds of indigenous children have died due to measles, respiratory diseases and diarrhea this year. The lack of doctors and medication in indigenous territory is widespread and there is a mortality that is not registered. This project will provide medical care and medicines to more than 3,500 indigenous people.

Solution

Fundacion Nativo will take doctors, medicines and medical supplies to provide medical assistance to 12 isolated and hard to reach indigenous communities. It will collect biological samples and analyze them. It will diagnose the diseases of the indigenous population and give medicines to cure them. It will analyze water and human tissues to detect contamination by mercury due to illegal mining and will give first aid workshops to people in the communities to reduce mortality.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide medical care to more than 3,500 people in 12 isolated and hard-to-access indigenous communities for the first time. Never before they have been attended by doctors and, much less, received workshops for first aid. This will allow us to know what kind of diseases this population suffers and treat them properly, as well as reduce mortality due to infectious diseases and accidents that do not receive timely attention, and reduce cases of malaria.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundacionnativo.org
More information about Fundacion Nativo
The only medicine against malaria for indigenous
OMS report about malaria in Venezuela

Organization Information

Fundacion Nativo

Location: Caracas - Venezuela
Website: http:/​/​www.fundacionnativo.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @fundacionnativo
Project Leader:
Sagrario Santorum
Caracas, Venezuela
$1,205 raised of $15,000 goal
 
25 donations
$13,795 to go
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