To address the COVID-19 emergency in remote parts of Chile, Philips Foundation is supporting Desafío Levantemos Chile Foundation in its efforts to help underserved communities in remote areas by providing point-of-care ultrasound solutions, emergency kits, and medical attention through mobile clinics.
In Mexico, the Foundation has provided ultrasound devices to the National Institute of Cardiology Diseases, located in the center of Mexico’s COVID-19 outbreak. Local health workers are trained, with the help of Philips expertise, to use ultrasound to detect lung abnormalities caused by the virus.
In Ecuador, Philips Foundation will provide mobile ultrasound equipment and expertise, as well as funding for personal protective equipment and lab testing, to increase the COVID-19 response capacity of four hospitals run by the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, which is committed to improve access to care and quality of life for those not covered by public or private healthcare.
In Brazil, Philips Foundation has worked with Fundação Faculdade de Medicina da USP to procure and deliver personal protective equipment to primary healthcare workers, and to install emergency equipment, in an effort to combat the coronavirus in São Paulo.