By Australian Bolivian Association
Bolivia is one of the Latin American countries facing the highest risk to the COVID-19 pandemic due to shortage of equipment, economic and human resources. The public healthcare system’s segmentation and its poor network integration have made it increasingly difficult to treat patients with coronavirus, resulting in an alarmingly high mortality rate.
Only 19 hospitals in the public healthcare system have been approved and are qualified to treat COVID-19 infected patients, but due to scarcity, health workers continue to treat patients with precarious clothing (swimming lenses, rain ponchos), at risk of infection.
Sources: Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Ledo & Soria, 2011.
This health emergency requires immediate action
The Australian Bolivian Association kindly requests your cooperation with financial donations, which will serve to acquire required inputs, such as mechanical ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).
100% of your donations will directly benefit healthcare personnel in Bolivian hospitals.
No overhead costs are involved.
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