The Simón Bolívar Foundation

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This program serves Venezuelan patients after exhaustively determining that their illness/condition cannot be treated in their country.

Providing an integral support, thanks to an extraordinary and dedicated case management team, the Foundation ensures its services cover a broad range of needs associated to the medical treatment required by qualified beneficiaries. These services include appointment scheduling, coordinating medical evaluations, pre and post-op procedures, in addition to transportation logistics from the patient’s country of residence.

The program was recently extended to include the shippment of medications that are not available in Venezuela.

Under this program, the Simón Bolívar Foundation financially assists patients and organizations in the United States, facilitating their access to critical medical treatment according to their pathologies. Among the benefited organizations, include the following organizations:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Harris County Hospital District Foundation, Houston, TX
  • Mission of Mercy, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • St Jude Childrens Hospital, USA
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation, Chicago Illinois.

The Simón Bolívar Foundation offers financial support to low income patients with health problems that require liver transplants or other related treatments. The patients are referred to theHospital Italiano de Argentina, located in Buenos Aires.

Initially, the program was designed to provide liver transplants, one of the procedures that has earned the most recognition for this Argentinean medical institution. However, after several years of successful collaboration and taking into consideration the proven expertise of the Hospital, the Foundation modified the original program to extend its scope beyond the transplants and to leverage to a maximum the human and technological resources of the Hospital.

Initially, the Simón Bolívar Foundation offers this program to assist patients with severe oncological and/or hematologic pathologies that require a bone marrow transplant.

The Simón Bolívar Foundation provides medical assistance to individuals with severe auditory perception deficit, with the donation of cochlear implants, financing the surgery for the implantation and successive calibrations and speech therapy sessions.

Through this program, 552 patients have benefited from this medical assistance integral initiative.

Since 2010 the Simón Bolívar Foundation has joined efforts with other non-profit organizations to materialize donations that optimize the attention and the available resources to serve the community.

Among the beneficiated institutions the following can be highlighted:

  • J.M. de los Ríos Hospital, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela.
  • “Abraham Sumoza” Bone Marrow Transplant Unit/Carabobo State Foundation for the Attention of Hematologic Disorders (FUNCANCHEM), Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela.
  • Ana Teresa de Jesús Ponce Maternity and Children´s Hospital, Macuto, Vargas State, Venezuela.
  • Hospital “Dr. Rafael Medina Jiménez”, Macuto, Vargas State, Venezuela
  • “Dr. Gilberto Rodríguez Ochoa” Latin American Cardiology Children’s Hospital, Caracas, Capital District.