In order to respond to the medical needs and stress relief of partner organizations (including non-government organizations, community-based organizations, and people’s organizations) during the COVID-19 pandemic, MAG has launched its teleconsultation services wherein networks and community partners are able to access medical and stress relief consultation and services through phone and online.
Last May 7, 2021, MAG has conducted virtual medical consultation with the Surigao Del Sur District Jail. This activity was conducted to conduct a follow-up check-up for elderly PDLs, and has in total catered 11 political prisoners and 3 non-political PDLs referral for psychological assessment. MAG has been assisted by Jail Nurse Mar Denver Balan, with MAG Member Dr. Benito Molino served as the consulting physician while Ms. Tiff Haban
Last April 30, 2021, MAG has conducted virtual medical consultation with the Agusan Del Sur District Jail. This activity was conducted to conduct a follow-up check-up for our partner PDLs, and has in total catered 25 PDLs. MAG has been assisted by Jail Officer Rodolfo Sagad Jr., with MAG Member Dr. Benito Molino served as the consulting physician while Ms. Tiff Haban of MAG Services Unit as the documentor.
MAG received hygiene kits and food packs from the International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to be turned over to persons deprived of liberty in NCR jails.
As part of the initiative to assist healthcare workers to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, MAG has donated PPEs to partner areas in Samar, including municipalities of Motiong, Sta. Margarita, Villareal, and Basey.
The Medical Action Group (MAG) conducts a medical mission providing medical and psychological services to human rights defenders and their families in Ormoc, Leyte last April 4 – 5, 2019.
In partnership with the Taguig City Health Office, some of the staff of the MAG services and a volunteer MAG member-doctor (Dr. EJ Agaid-Dalutag) conducted medical and dental mission for political prisoners and non-political prisoners (sickly and elderly PDLs) of the Metro Manila District Jail Annex 5, also known as SICA 2. This has been held last October 22, 2018, in line with the celebration of National Correctional Consciousness Month
After two weeks of providing disaster healthcare, MAG continues to conduct relief mission in Manicani Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. On December 12th, MAG staff will fly to Tacloban to meet Terres des Hommes Germany and on Friday, another team will distribute the relief items (food and non-food) to 593 families of Manicani Island. On December 16th, a team of psychiatrists and psychologists will visit Manicani to conduct psychosocial assessment (psychological
MAG Co-Chairperson, Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan, also heads Health Futures Foundation, Inc. and they are conducting Medical Disaster Response in Eastern Samar called HELP SAGIP SAMAR. They are in need of 2 medical doctors and 2 psychologists for their Giporlos mission on December 10-14 and 6 medical doctors, 2 psychologists and 2 dentists on their Quinapundan mission on December 17-21. For any inquires, please contact MAG at 433-1594 or text