Cystic fibrosis patients in Costa Rica receive support from CABEI
San José, November 15, 2021. – A total of 52 nebulizer compressors were purchased by the Costa Rican Cystic Fibrosis Association (Acofiqui) with the support of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), which donated US$4,940 for their acquisition.
These machines are used to administer vital medicines to 107 children and 23 low-income adults who suffer from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes a multisystemic disorder affecting the respiratory and digestive systems.
CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, stated that "our solidarity contribution will enable this association to provide the comprehensive treatment that these people require to maintain their quality of life. As CABEI, we will continue to seek opportunities for collaboration to do our bit for those who need it most".
Acofiqui is attached to the National Children's Hospital and is dedicated to providing treatment, medical equipment, and social assistance to patients in vulnerable socioeconomic conditions.
This initiative is part of the actions that CABEI implements as part of its Environmental and Social Policy, with which it seeks to strengthen its commitment and that of its collaborators to the environment and the communities in which it operates through the Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility System (SASC).