The recent events in Ukraine have created the most significant amount of upheaval for a peaceful people. All of us who stand with the Ukrainian people are suffering. Moreso is the young and ill committed to the children’s hospitals (in Ukraine) for various reasons (from HIV to cancer) and needs our support. The superhero school is a conglomerate of programs (stationed in Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities) offering educational, social and psychological support for those developing minds committed to these institutions for prolonged periods of time. They receive care for their conditions while receiving this additional support to promote a healthy mind and body. Especially now, more than ever, they need our help. Please consider this program and support the Superhero school. Become a superhero for these beautiful and less fortunate children. God bless.
Maternity hospital focusing on high risk obstetrical care, in vitro fertilization and gynecological oncology.
acquisition and distribution of the influenza vaccination. This would be performed during the flu season annually. Based on the incidence rates of 2015 where 600 of the 1200 deliveries were affected by influenza I believe this may be a benefit, particularly in the HIV population
acquisition and distribution of medications that are vitally important during obstetrical emergencies. This may include uterotonics (Oxytocin, misoprostol, carboprost, methylergonovine) and magnesium sulfate. Maternal Mortality is nearly twice that of the US mortality rate and postpartum hemorrhage along with HIV appear to be major contributors
educational programs that will help introduce drills that pertain to obstetrical emergencies (shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage)
redevelop laparoscopic program by modernizing existing equipment while also bringing physicians abroad to train in modern laparoscopic techniques.
c. Neonatal intensive care unit
The acquisition and distribution of four incubators as well as ventilators for the use of oxygen support for neonates in respiratory distress
Attend annual conference to present various educational topics for physicians upon request by the institution.
National charity focusing on children affected by HIV. Objectives include therapy, social and financial support.
a. Prevention-Development of a program that provides condoms and clean needles/syringes to those populations that have the greatest risk of transmission (IV drug abusers and sex workers).
b. Screening-Acquisition and Distribution of a rapid HIV screening test
c. Treatment-Initiation of a cost effective ART program that reaches the 3000 children living with HIV today. This program would be run by a infectious disease specialist who would determine the most effective, cost conscious cocktail. Interest in traveling to the country would be possible to train providers in the most up to date regimens and monitoring algorithms.
d. Immunizations-Address the need of a program that would benefit those children infected by HIV. The immunizations would center around influenza, HPV, Tdap and Pneumococcal.
The Trans-Atlantic Medical Relief Foundation (TAMRF) is pleased to announce our latest initiative and fundraising event, Viva Venezuela.
When Venezuela’s constitution was ratified 1999, the Venezuelan people were promised free comprehensive healthcare. To fulfill this promise, the Venezuelan government entered into a trade pact with Cuba to bring Cuban doctors, medicine and medical technology into Venezuelan communities. For over a decade, the system successfully provided medicine, preventative care, emergency service, surgery, cancer treatment, mental health services, dental and eye care to all Venezuelan citizens. All of these services were provided to Venezuelan citizens free of charge in exchange for oil exported to Cuba by the Venezuelan government. Venezuelans came to view universal healthcare as a basic human right, and vital to the development of a vibrant participatory democracy.
With the recent collapse in the price of oil, economic sanctions imposed by the US and the corresponding implosion of Venezuelan economy, the government’s promise of free quality healthcare for all of its citizens was broken. Although the Venezuelan government has provided few official statistics to measure the breadth of this crisis, data provided to the UN by the Venezuelan government in its appeal for humanitarian aid makes clear that Venezuela now suffers from:
Shortages of such basic lifesaving drugs as antibiotics, chemo-therapy drugs and even simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Scarcity of supplies such as bandages, syringes, saline solution and gurneys.
Wait times for life-saving surgeries having risen to months or more.
A mass exodus of healthcare providers. Nearly 20% of the country’s medical workforce has left the country.
A dramatic increase in maternal and infant mortality. From 2015-2016, there was a 66% rise in maternal deaths and a 30% rise in infant mortality.
Food has also become increasingly scant, leading to a rise in the percentage of infants and pregnant mothers suffering from vitamin and mineral deficiency. According to the WHO, approximately a third of infants and pregnant mothers suffer from some form of vitamin and/or mineral deficiency leading to greater rates of anemia, neural tube defects, poor growth/development and thyroid disease secondary to poor iodide intake.
Although private healthcare facilities exist, such facilities cater to only a small minority.
TAMRF has partnered with several public facilities in Venezuela to bring medical aid to its suffering population. Our initial focus will be on prenatal care. With the support of our generous sponsors, we aim to raise enough money to purchase 1,000 cases of baby formula and prenatal vitamins to be acquired in the U.S. and distributed by our local partners in Venezuela.
How You Can Help
Please join us for Viva Venezuela on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (please find the invitation below). If you are unable to attend this event, please consider contributing to our efforts at http://tamrf.org/donate/. You may also follow our organization on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TAMRF.ORG/ to learn more about TAMRF and its mission.
4. St. Dominic’s Free Preventative Clinic
To be updated.
Trans-Atlantic Medical Relief Foundation is a US based non for profit organization tax exempt under the IRS sec 501(c)3 created with the goal to reach out to the disenfranchised and facilitate improvement in healthcare through education, prevention and availability of resources.
Call Trans-Atlantic Medical Relief Foundation: 1 (877) 322-1260