During 2020, the Colombian Civil Air Patrol quickly positioned itself as a key player in the response to the SARS-COV-2 emergency, becoming an ally of the National Health Institute and the National Government. In the early phase of the first months of the year, two programs were designed focused on the most pressing needs: 1) the transportation of Covid-19 tests from different parts of the country to Bogotá to be processed by the National Health Institute, and 2) the delivery of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits to protect the lives of health personnel in the most remote areas of the country, "under the campaign "Saving Lives by Caring for Those Who Care for Us". With this initiative and thanks to the support of individual and corporate donors and other allies, all the resources were channeled to deliver 366,025 kits in 206 municipalities in 85% of Colombia's departments.
These awards are the recognition of each of the people who in one way or another have been part of the mission of the Colombian Civil Air Patrol in its 55 years of history.
we have received more than 30 national and international awards. The most recent are the Carlos Slim Foundation Health Award; the 2017 Google.Org Challenge (social innovation award); the 2017 King of Spain Human Rights Award; and the 2015 Alejandro Angel Escobar Foundation Solidarity Award.
(100.000 USD) Exceptional Institution in health improvement in Latin America.
Social Innovation Award (450,000 USD) 1st place in Colombia and 3rd place in Latin America
of Alejandro Ángel Escobar fundation