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April 25, 2016 - philippines

In response to the growing concern of sexual exploitation, Mobile Midwives offers a way to educate and empower former victims through an accredited midwifery program and the resources to reach and assist women and vulnerable youth via a fully equipped mobile Jeepney clinic.

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On Monday January 27th, Real Medicine Foundation received and distributed two pallets worth of World Health Organization (WHO) medical kits, generously donated by International Relief & Development (IRD), as part of our ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts. These WHO kits contain an assortment of emergency medicine and supplies (i.e. general and local anesthetics, analgesics, antipyretics, antibiotics, antifungals, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs, antiallergics and drugs used in anaphylaxis) that are very useful for clinics and hospitals, especially in the wake of an emergency.

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Bogo City, Northern Cebu, Philippines

On Monday January 27th, Real Medicine Foundation received and distributed two pallets worth of World Health Organization (WHO) medical kits, generously donated by International Relief & Development (IRD), as part of our ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.  These WHO kits contain an assortment of emergency medicine and supplies (i.e. general and local anesthetics, analgesics, antipyretics, antibiotics, antifungals, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs, antiallergics and drugs used in anaphylaxis) that are very useful for clinics and hospitals, especially in the wake of an emergency.

Dr. Minerva Millor, Health District Officer Bogo…

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On November 30, most of Bogo City still didn’t have electricity. Just 2 days prior, electricity was finally available again at Cebu Provincial Hospital-Bogo City (Severo Verallo Memorial District Hospital). It is hard to imagine having to perform an emergency medical procedure without electricity and access to potable water. In our follow up communications with Dr Minerva Millor and the other physicians and hospital administrators we met, this was a common challenge they had to work with: cell phone reception was spotty and internet connection not existent. In all towns and villages we passed, workers were working feverishly to…

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Driving this past week from Cebu City to the regions in the north of Cebu Island devastated by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda and visiting: Bogo City, several barangays outside of Bogo City, such as Don Pedro Barangay and Nailon Barangay, then San Remigio, Medellin, crossing over to Bantayan: going to Bantayan and Santa Fe, and then crossing back over to Cebu Island, going to Daanbantayan – what struck me most was the horrific devastation, and the incredible friendliness and warmth of every single Filipino I met.

Photo: From left, Midwife Analiza Tumulak, Dr Minerva Millor, Dr Martina…

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Following Typhoon Haiyan's center path of disaster and guided by the Romeo S. Jurani, Chair, Region XI, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and Executive Director, PBSN Medical Mission, whose hometown in the Philippines was completely destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, we are focusing our relief efforts on the support of Severo Verallo Memorial District Hospital in Bogo City.  This district hospital is a 50-bed hospital, serving Bogo City which has a population of 70,000 people, as well as the municipalities of Daanbantayan, Bantayan, Medellin, San Remegio, and Tabogon.  It is estimated that Bogo City was 95% destroyed by…

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Photo: Aerial image showing devastation by typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, Central Philippines.  (AP Photo/Bullit/Marquez)

Poor communications, lack of power, and blocked transportation routes continue to make travel, information management and coordination difficult for the global humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan. Today's estimates from the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) suggest over 11.8 million Filipinos have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, with 4,460 reported deaths, 921,212 displaced, and over 243,000 homes destroyed. As humanitarian response teams continue to access…

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