VIDES Philippines served about 200 patients who came from the marginalized community along NIA Road, Quezon City last Saturday, October 20, 2018. Five doctors and one nurse provided free medical consultation to kids and adults. Other activities such as medicine and food distribution, story telling, and getting-to-know sessions were also conducted. Kids also went home with hygiene product giveaways such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and lotion.
We wish to thank the following individuals for making the 5th VIDES Medical Mission for 2018 a success: Dr Dinah Pearl Pital, Dr Vernaliza Pasol, Dr Tatum Barong and Dr Czarina Pabustan of the National Children’s Hospital; Dr Gerosalyn B. Ebdane; VIDES Registered Nurse Janet Payoyo; Kagawad Edwin "Doc" Bernardo; and the 27 VIDES volunteers who joined the event.
Our gratitude also goes to VIDES Board Member Marian Belarmino and her mother, Reza Belarmino, for coordinating with the community and the barangay officials.
Of course, we would also like to thank Sr. Mabel Pilar FMA and Sr Josefina Carrasco FMA for their unwavering support.