About Bridge of Life

“Haiti is not ready for this. We were already vulnerable before the outbreak and we’re even more so now. I am seeing patients every day, but our clinic isn’t fully equipped to handle the cases that might turn severe. Our challenge is greater than it already was. I am doing much with the little we have and praying this doesn’t get out of control.”

Dr. Peter Pierrot

Dr. Peter Pierrot on COVID-19, Double Harvest (Bridge of Life’s partner in Haiti)

Bridge of Life (BOL), an independent 501(c)(3) public charity founded by DaVita Inc., is an international nonprofit organization working to strengthen health care globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease and currently to combat COVID-19 with its partners in vulnerable communities around the world. COVID-19 does not respect borders and will have a devastating impact on people in countries that have weak health systems and are less prepared to combat the disease. BOL is working to ensure it is supporting its partners at this crucial point in the fight against COVID-19 by:

  • Educating dialysis partners and patients on infection control in clinics and how to respond to confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Protecting rural communities by offering lifesaving health and hygiene training to community health workers via telehealth
  • Offering remote technical and clinical support to our dialysis partners who are treating 1,000 patients around the globe
  • Continuing to support medication distribution to high-risk patients with chronic disease via our community health worker program
  • Identifying and quantifying medical supply needs with all BOL partners

BOL supporters will help to provide lifesaving PPE, train dialysis clinicians on COVID-19 prevention and provide resources to educate community health workers and patients in countries like Haiti, Nigeria and Guatemala.

Bridge of Life
: 1-888-374-8185
: info@bolteam.org
: 46-2960097