When Juan Guaidó became interim president of Venezuela on January 23, the formerly prosperous country’s public health was in ruins.
Seventy-five days on, Guaidó’s humanitarian mission has delivered tangible results for the people of Venezuela.
Guaidó organized nongovernmental organizations across Venezuela to address the health needs of more than 70,000 citizens between January 23 and April 8, with “Health Days” and “Hygiene Days” that delivered basic medical care and toiletry kits to struggling families.
Guaidó and his team successfully petitioned the United Nations and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to formally recognize Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis and begin operations to deliver aid.
Despite the progress the National Assembly has made, severe food and medicine shortages still threaten the health of least 600,000 Venezuelans.