The Sanofi Espoir Foundation is taking action in Venezuela. Faced with the country’s current health emergencies, the Foundation has decided to support the Venezuelan Association of Health Services (AVESSOC), a local NGO active in the field of health solidarity. In concrete terms, the Foundation is financially supporting a project targeting ten communities in four health centers in the AVESSOC network.
"The demand for care is constantly growing (primary healthcare, specialized diagnostics, various treatments and surgical operations). However, the supply of care is limited as it is increasingly difficult to obtain the necessary medical equipment, as well as the medicines that are essential for the survival of patients," explains AVESSOC.
The aim is for 1,650 people to benefit from 3,300 consultations and medical operations during a ten-day campaign devoted to healthcare. The project also plans to equip each of the four health centers with a basic kit of medical equipment.
This project is national in scope, but will initially focus on communities in the priority states of Miranda, Vargas, and District Capital, together with the populations with the greatest needs such as those in border, rural and urban areas as well as indigenous populations.
Three tonnes of medical products with Tulipe
This year, AVESSOC received a three-tonne supply of medical products from Tulipe, a humanitarian association that brings together donations from healthcare companies. These products were used to supply some twenty health centers around Caracas.