Christian Medical and Dental Association recently mobilized volunteer healthcare providers and secured resources from MedShare’s MedTeam Store that were used in the Philippines. This team worked with the Salvation Army about 30 miles south of Tacloban in communities around Dulag (Duloge). They were able to treat between 50 and 100 patients daily, and provided basic medical care, and dental care. Nurses from the health department worked alongside volunteers and provided vaccinations to children in need. Clinics were set up in school rooms and churches that had been damaged in the Super Typhoon. Thanks to out corporate sponsors: Clif Bar, UPS, Ventas, Inc., and MedAssets, we were able to provide the necessary medical supplies for this mission trip.
Please view the photos below of the beautiful children they were able to treat!
Hospitals for Humanity gathered nearly 10,000 pounds of medical supplies and equipment from MedShare to help treat survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. MedShare has provided more than 20,000 pounds of supplies to aid in the recovery of the affected Filipino communities. We are grateful for the support of all the individual donors and corporate partners such as Clif Bar, UPS, Ventas, Inc., MedAssets, and Ayuda Foundation, who have made it possible to provide critically needed medical supplies to our Filipino friends in need.
Wind gusts of more than 200 miles per hour and forty-five foot waves have taken the lives of thousands of Filipinos. Super Typhoon Haiyan is among the strongest storms in history and has destroyed homes, businesses and roads throughout the country.
When disasters like Typhoon Haiyan strike, MedShare responds, and you can help us do so by donating to our Urgent Humanitarian Relief Program. It takes valuable resources to divert medical surplus from being wasted in local landfills – human capital, hard assets like trucks and gasoline, and financial investment. Please donate now so that life-saving supplies may be directly deployed to hospitals and clinics in the Phillippines today!
Your financial support makes it possible for MedShare to remain nimble and responsive to recipients just like those impacted from Typhoon Haiyan, who are in need of urgent healthcare delivery. You can help by donating here to our Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Relief Program.
From Sister Norman Manzano, Hospital Administrator; “Providing access to specialized treatment and care to the approximately 60,000 indigenous people living in the Diocese of Bayombong is the most significant need. These tribal peoples are some of the most marginalized and impoverished in the Philippines. They have been forced to subsist in remote, mountain villages as more and more of their land is taken for commercial endeavors, such as mining, logging, and construction of dams. They live a simple, agrarian lifestyle. The absence of a road network makes accessing services particularly challenging. Cases of emergencies often results to irreversible health deficit or death. They do not have health insurance coverage and are often turned away because of inability to pay for services. The provision of the basic preventive health services, such as immunizations and antenatal care, remains a challenge. Detection and proper management of communicable diseases, like TB, are exceedingly difficult.”
MedShare is proud to collaborate with CHI to deliver over 1,100 boxes of medical supplies to enable the Outpatient Clinic to begin treating patients from the impoverished, indigenous population of Nueva Vizcaya.