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Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis

Organized by: Adelis Sanchez

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THE STORY:

As US citizen, my heart is sad to see the Health Care Crisis around the world mostly after natural disaster arrives in unprepared third developed countries.

I witness that in Venezuela, the country I grew up, living this problem not for a natural event, it much worst, is man-made crisis, that for the last 17 years has been expanding the damage to a level that any basic medicine is virtually no longer available in hospitals or pharmacies in the country.

 My sister as General Surgeon that work on the Central Region of Venezuela had been experiencing this problem with her own daughter, after experience Asthma event ended on ER in local hospital due lack of medicine available to treat and control the symptoms. As a doctor, my sister manages to look for alternatives products that combine can mitigate the symptom.

Not too many people are lucky as my nice to count with a mother that have the acknowledge to prevent the incident from escalating to a much life-threatening attack, that is why I'm looking to coordinate a fundraising to help some hospital in that region to have at least the most elemental products to help their patients. 

The Follow are some news reference I have added to help you to understand my cause. 

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/29/venezuelas-health-care-crisis

 “Doctors for Health, a network of medical residents working in public hospitals all over the country, reported results from a survey of 130 public hospitals in 19 states that found that 44 percent of operating rooms were not operational and 94 percent of labs didn’t have the materials they needed to operate properly. They also found that 60 percent of routinely stocked medicines or medical supplies were entirely or partially unavailable in the hospitals, and that a majority of medicines included in the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines were not available in pharmacies…”

 

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/21/venezuela-dire-pharmacy-shortages/ 

“The Venezuela Pharmaceutical Federation is making demands for socialist President Nicolás Maduro to declare a “humanitarian emergency” due to the extreme shortages of drugs throughout the country"

 

https://youtu.be/TNaFflW357I

Venezuela: the shocking state of its health service

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