Spotlight on Venezuela

Sunday, February 23, 2014

For years, Venezuela has suffered one of the world’s highest rates of homicide and violent crime, one reason why A Tu Lado was invited to Caracas in 2011. Our collaboration built a pathway towards faster, safer, and more dependable emergency care and supported the development of paramedics who respond to the daily emergencies.

Today, however, the country’s increasing instability, growing crime and crippling inflation are exhausting both the people and the country’s medical capacity. Meanwhile, the need for emergency care is as great as ever.

Amidst the chaos there are brave responders – people we worked alongside and helped train – who continue to serve to the needs of citizens trying to live their lives during this difficult time. A Tu Lado remains committed to our partners and those working to create a safe, healthy and prosperous Venezuela.