Extreme poverty, isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic have created a health and nutrition crisis in the Amazonas region of northern Brazil.
Until recently, a World Vision hospital boat has been providing life-saving healthcare to vulnerable communities in this region that can only be reached by boat or airplane. However, the funds keeping this boat on the water have run out. This means thousands of families relying on the boat for essential health and nutrition services have nowhere to turn.
Please help get the Amazon Hospital Boat back on the water. Volunteer doctors, nurses and dentists are standing by. Your donation can help provide them with equipment and supplies, as well as cover the boat’s fuel and maintenance costs.
75% of peoplein the Amazonas can only be reached by boat or plane.
12 million peoplein the Amazonas go to bed hungry every night.
10,000 children and adultscan be reached by the hospital boat annually.
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The World Vision hospital boat serves more than 80 remote riverside communities in the Amazon region, providing life-saving health and nutrition services for thousands of children and adults each year.
The ship has facilities to provide patients with medical and dental check-ups, as well as basic surgery and pharmacy services.
Many of the communities served by the hospital boat are struggling without access to basic health and education services. Poor sanitation leaves children especially vulnerable to waterborne diseases.
As well as providing health and nutrition services, the hospital boat also provides vulnerable communities with essential supplies such as food and hygiene kits.
Brazilian doctors and dentists volunteer their time to work on the hospital boat and there is a special focus on meeting the health and protection needs of vulnerable children.