Our team since November 15 has been living and taking shelter at the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban. Through a small boat (P13,000 rent), our team (Amy Abcede, Mercidita De Joya, Andres Magalong and Bert Cacayan (from TDH Germany) was able to visit 3 island/islets of Guiuan, Eastern Samar namely Tubabao, Manicani and Victory. They were also able to coordinate with Dr. Egargo of DOH Borongan who is a resident
Early this morning, our team traversed the severely-damaged roads to Guiuan then hopefully have access to a boat to Manicani Island to continue our Rapid Health Needs Assessment. #YolandaPH #MedicalDisasterResponse
Update on Medical Disaster Reponse on Guiuan, Eastern Samar according to our Emergency Physician volunteer, Dr. Bernadette Velasco. The initiative was headed by Health Futures Foundaiton, Inc’s HELP SAGIP SAMAR, in partnership with Department of Health, Paibare, Glaxosmithkline and UNILAB. Total of 80 barangays have not been reached yet. Only Poblacion and nearby areas have been initially reached. Presence of DILG (performing clearing Operations) Red Cross MSF MedCor Four evacuation
To all health professionals (doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, etc) and volunteers: There will be a meeting and psychosocial assessment on MAG’s medical mission to the victims of Super Typhoon #YolandaPH (#Haiyan) at 4PM in our office (129-D Matatag Street, Barangay Central, Quezon City). For more inquiries, please call us at 433-1594.
Malnutrition is one of the common health problems of the IP Children in Bukidnon. 198 malnourished children among four (4) schools and two (2) communities from the three (3) municipalities of San Fernando, Kitaotao and Quezon were documented by the Medical Action Group (MAG). These malnourished children were provided with nutritional support like wet feeding and multivitamins for three months. The Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Kitaotao headed by Dr.
On the Occasion of the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Justice, Philippine National Police and the Medical Action Group 10:30 a.m. 15 November 2012 Department of Justice Padre Faura, Manila SPEECH delivered by Leila M. De Lima Secretary Your Excellency, Stephen Lillie, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Philippines; Chairperson Loretta Ann P. Rosales of the Commission on Human Rights; Police Superintendent Nicanor A. Bartolome of the Philippine National Police; Dr. Petronilo
Dear Co-Members, Warmest greetings! We, the undersigned, have been designated by the Board of Trustees (BOT) , as members of the Electoral Committee who will coordinate, take charge and ensure the whole process of the 2012-2014 BOT election on Saturday, October 13 2012. May we remind you to please pay your membership dues prior to the conduct of the General Assembly, as this will mean member’s right to vote so
Noting that prohibition of torture had been highlighted in the United Nations’ review of the Philippine human rights report, a group over the weekend called on the government to adopt the UN call to end all forms of inhuman acts in the country. “The Philippine government must adopt the UN Human Rights Council’s recommendation to prohibit torture as this and a number of human rights violations were being highlighted in