We vaccinate thousands of children in the Amazon Rainforest each year.
Tuberculosis [1 dose oral]
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and Influenza [3 vaccinations]
Hepatitis A and B [3 vaccinations]
Polio [1 dose oral]
Measles and mumps [1 vaccination]
Neonatal education is the main request of Health Promoters in the Amazon (Health Promoters are the people in charge of the medical care of their communities).
AidJoy collaborates with the Ministry of Health in the Loreto Region of Peru and the NGO Project Amazonas to provide one-on-one consultation for woman in the Amazon as well as group classes.
Read about Marilu´s struggle with malaria while she was eight months pregnant.
Snakebites are a way of life in the Amazon Rainforest. Many rural patients that we have treated over the years are bitten by vipers multiple times (2 to 5 times) and have the scars to prove it.
Due to the high cost of antivenom (a mid-range severity snakebite requires $400 USD of antivenom to treat) very few medical outposts are equipped with antivenom. We provide as many villages as funding allows with antivenom kits and training.
Helping Cesar Peña
As you know, AidJoy normally directs our efforts toward strategic goals that better the lives of thousands. For this year´s holiday season we are concentrating on an individual, Cesar Peña. Cesar is AidJoy´s main translator and guide in the Amazon Rainforest.
Why Cesar Needs Your Help
Despite the dangers that might have struck him down in the jungle, he was recently mangled in a motorcar accident in the city. The puncture wound to his hand is healing, however the tendons and ligaments are damaged, to the extent that he is effectively crippled. Cesar needs $1000 dollars for surgery and rehabilitation.
This man plays a crucial role as interpreter for AidJoy as well as the narrator in our film work documenting medical aid in the Amazon. Cesar brings relief from pain and sickness, guiding medical teams on expeditions in the Amazon Rainforest.
If each friend of AidJoy could donate even a dollar, Cesar could have surgery, rehabilitation, and afford to feed his family while he heals. Afterwards, he will be able to ease pain and save more lives in the Amazon.
If he doesn´t receive the surgery his hand will be unusable. What a loss it would be if Cesar were kept out of the jungle, crippled and relegated to the city doing one-handed jobs for the rest of his life.
Cesar Peña prior to the motorcar accident
The puncture wound in Cesar´s hand