Amazon Hope Update Published: 22 Jan 2022

Dr Ronald Ramirez has shared some photos of patients of the Shipibo-Conibo indigenous community receiving reading glasses.

Ronald reports that “they are happy to be able to obtain reading glasses for free! This changes their lives, and especially for women, as it helps them to embroider clothes, which can be for their daily use or to sell”.

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Jubilee Hope Celebration Published: 21 Jan 2022

The Jubilee Hope has been visiting islands in the Muleba District of the Lake Zone. During the visit, the ship was visited by the Muleba District Comissioner, Hon. Toba Nguvile, at Chakazimbwe Island, to celebrate the work that the programmes provides to the communities and the new 5-year, multi-partner agreement to continue medical services through the Jubilee Hope Medial Programme.

Hongera sana to all the Jubilee Hope team!



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Amazon Hope Working with Indigenous Communities Published: 19 Jan 2022

Dr Ronald Ramirez has sent us a few photos from the first expedition of the year, which has been working with the Shipibo-Conibo and Ashaninka indigenous communities on the Ucayali River. He reports that they have been delighted to receive the ship and the medical services.

As well as the core primary healthcare services, the team will also be providing vaccinations (including COVID-19) and mental health services in collaboration with…

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January 2022 Newsletter Published: 13 Jan 2022

Welcome to the January 2022 Vine Trust Newsletter. 

Read about the latest developments in this month's newsletter.  

Best Regards, 

The Vine Trust Team. 

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First Expedition of 2022! Published: 06 Jan 2022

The Forth Hope set sail yesterday afternoon from Iquitos on the first expedition of 2022!

The team will be visiting communities along the upper Ucayali river for the first time on an extended expedition which will return to Iquitos on the 17th of February.

The MV Amazon Hope 2 (which you can also see in the picture) is at the final stages of the…

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New Edition of Connections Magazine Published: 02 Dec 2021

Our latest edition of Connections is now available online, where you can read updates on the medical programmes in Peru and Tanzania, including:

  • * A new cooperation agreement for the Jubilee Hope Programme
  • * The new mental health service for the communities reached by the Amazon Hope Programme
  • * The latest news on the fish farm project at Kazunzu Village of Hope
  • * Plans to support the COVID-19 vaccine…

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Amazon Hope Team Continues to Deliver Published: 13 Sep 2021

The Forth Hope set sail yesterday on its latest medical expedition but didn't have to wait long before meeting a new patient...

Dr Ronald Ramirez and the Amazon Hope medical team helped with a home birth this morning. Ronald reports that both mother and baby are doing well!

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Amazon Hope – Bringing Care To Remote Communities Published: 02 Sep 2021

One of the key features of the Amazon Hope Programme is that it works with communities to provide services where they are most in need.

It travels, often many hours, along winding Amazon tributaries, to reach riverine villages where healthcare is limited at best, and the option of travelling to a larger town is often outwith the financial reach of families.

Dr Ronald Ramirez, Amazon Hope Programme’s Head of Medical…

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Scotland’s Kiltwalk Published: 16 Aug 2021

After the great success of Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk earlier this year, Kiltwalk will be making its live return with 'Scotland's Kiltwalk' taking place in Glasgow on Sunday September 26 (with Government guidelines adhered to). Once again, Sir Tom Hunter will be topping up all funds raised by an incredible 50%.  There are two walks available - The Mighty Stride (16.5 miles) that leaves in the morning from Glasgow Green and finishes in…

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Big Developments in the Amazon Hope Programme Published: 05 Aug 2021

In the most recent edition of Connections we shared news of a new collaboration between the Amazon Hope Medical Programme, USAID and a Peruvian NGO, CEDRO which was to introduce a new mental health project as part of the response to the impact of COVID-19 in remote riverine communities.

We’re delighted to announce that the project has also been approved for a second phase to its work which will see…

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Peru 2022 Medical Expeditions Published: 22 Jun 2021

We are delighted to announce that applications to join the Amazon Hope Medical Programme, Peru in 2022 are now open.

Over many years we have witnessed the multiple benefits of connecting volunteers with our partner programme in Peru with expeditions. This collaboration provides a range of opportunities to share knowledge and expertise, working together to develop the medical services for remote riverine communities.

Volunteers can sign up for trips scheduled…

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The Important Role of Island Dispensaries Published: 09 Jun 2021

When the Jubilee Hope Medical Programme was launched back in 2014, an important element of its design was that it should complement and work collaboratively with existing regional and local health services. 

Although medical services on the islands are limited, a small number of dispensaries mostly run by Africa Inland Church Tanzania, are strategic locations where community members and visiting fishermen can receive medical attention. Whilst the ship has the…

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