Since 2015, Venezuela has faced one of the world’s most extreme economic and humanitarian crises. This has led to the displacement of at least 4.5 million Venezuelans, including over 1.5 million who have fled to neighboring Colombia. In addition to the deteriorating economy, the healthcare system has been overwhelmed to the point of crashing – as the crisis in Venezuela worsened, there was a 30% increase in infant mortality and a 65% percent increase in maternal mortality.


There is an ongoing maternal and child health crisis for Venezuelan migrants and refugees. For many pregnant women, leaving the country was the only option.

Providing Free Healthcare

 

The major overland exit point from Venezuela to Colombia is the Simon Bolivar bridge, with the city of Cúcuta on the Colombian side of the border. Since 2019, MedGlobal has supported the only primary care clinic dedicated to the full primary care needs of displaced Venezuelans in Cúcuta and the surrounding region of Norte de Santander. The clinic particularly focuses on critically needed maternal and child health. 

 

Since MedGlobal started supporting the Comuneros clinic, our team has provided over 30,000 patient consultations. 

 

Clinic Services Offered:

COVID-19 Response

As COVID-19 spread in Colombia, MedGlobal adapted our services to include a robust COVID-19 response, while continuing to provide core health services. The economic impact of COVID-19 for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia has caused thousands of families to attempt to return to Venezuela. In response to the growing number of Venezuelan migrants who are stuck on the border, MedGlobal has partnered with UNHCR and other organizations to provide health services at the Tienditas Bridge in Cúcuta, where a shelter has been established to care for Venezuelans as the await permission to cross back into Venezuela. We support two amazing nurses, who provide health screenings and first aid to migrants during night shifts. MedGlobal has also distributed a range of critically needed supplies and equipment, including 3 portable ventilators to University Hospital Erasmo Meoz in Cúcuta, which are used for a newly constructed COVID-19 treatment center.

 

Now, Colombia has reported over 1 million COVID-19 cases. At the same time, access to core health services – particularly maternal and child health services – is more important than ever on the Colombia-Venezuela border. 

 

 

Join us in providing critical services to displaced Venezuelan women, caretakers, and babies on the Colombian border.

For just $1 a day, you can provide “mother and baby” kits for 10 expectant mothers a month, who need these kits to care for themselves and their newborn babies.

 


Your Support Makes a Difference:

Join us in providing critical services to displaced Venezuelan women, caretakers, and babies on the Colombian border.


For just $1 a day, you can provide “mother and baby” kits for 10 expectant mothers a month, who need these kits to care for themselves and their newborn babies.




Your Support Makes a Difference:

$20

provides prenatal care to an expectant mother

$30

provides “mother and baby” kits to 10 patients

$50

provides check-ups for 5 babies

$100

provides PPE and biosafety kits for clinic staff

Help Us Reach Our $25,000 Goal
$1,000 4%

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