Amid all kind of struggles, Venezuela is facing unprecedented humanitarian crisis in their healthcare system. Many hospitals are having serious trouble providing appropriate attention to their patients due to shortages of medicines and supplies for medical or surgical treatment. This situation is affecting people, especially children, from the most deprived sectors of the population.
The Children’s Orthopedic Hospital is one of the most remarkable examples. Since 1945 it has been dedicated to efforts to improve the quality of treatment for disadvantaged children afflicted with polio. Now it attends to children from birth to 16 years old, not only with some sort of disability, but also have broaden the range of specialties.
This hospital has been founded and supported by the Venezuelan Foundation against Children’s Paralysis: a private, non-profit institution, raising funds for more than 70 years to cover the medical-assistance activities of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital for the benefit of the population of limited economic resources.
Despite all the effort to obtain resources through different programs, strategic alliances with companies and institutions, and organization of events, it has been difficult for the foundation to find private funding in order to deliver medical treatment and surgical procedures to children with locomotor and neuromuscular system’s problems.
You can learn more about the background and achievements of this institution by visiting www.ortopedicoinfantil.org (in Spanish).
Venezuelans around the world stand for their fellow citizens
As this situation grows worse, many organizations have been joining efforts with socially responsible companies that are motivated to help others in need.
I Love Venezuela Foundation, with their Headquarters in Miami, work relentlessly to raise awareness and provide support to non-governmental organizations, by contributing with necessary resources to initiatives directed to ensure the well-being, human development and social transformation in their country.
Among other different initiatives they have also served the Foundation Amigos del Niño con Cancer (Friends of Children with Cancer), helping them financing treatments and maintaining the shelter for children affected by this disease, and FUNDANA, an organization that provides comprehensive care to infant population in social risk situation.
With trust, respect and transparent ethics, I Love Venezuela Foundation strives to influence social transformation and progress in Venezuela through volunteer service, humanitarian collaboration, compassion and foremost, love. Learn more about other social programs supported by this organization visiting www.ilovevenezuela.org.
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