LOVE FOR LIFE FOUNDATION OF PHILIPPINE AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IN AMERICA

Build an ambulatory community health care center in a town ravaged by the Mount Pinatubo eruption to provide immediate and accessible health care services to families who were affected and displaced by the catastrophe and are now returning and rebuilding their homes and families in their respective communities. Serve impoverished communities in surrounding areas with compassionate healthcare.
Dec 29, 2014

Happy Holidays!

We remain super, super busy!!! Earlier this month, we had our annual gathering with our partners, donors and friends in thanksgiving for all the blessings of year 2013. 
In partnership with the Operation Smile we held our three day cleft lip/ cleft palate mini surgical mission with a target of 40 patients. This is our Second mission for the year.
Last December 1, the first baby was delivered at JADMC. We have more than 40 pre natal patients scheduled to deliver in the next 3 months. This is part of our expansion into a maternity center for non-complicated births, providing a safe and healthy environment for mother and child prenatally and in the post partum period.  We hope to make an impact in reducing the maternal and fetal mortality in the Philippines, which is one of the highest in the world.  Our regular programs, prosthetics, family wellness, dental health, are ongoing. This includes the livelihood program where we teach patients basic farming skills so they can be self sufficient. 
Thank you for your ongoing belief and support in helping one of the poorest regions of the world. 

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Nov 18, 2014

update

Much has yet to be done one year later.Poverty, sanitation, and geographic isolation play significant roles. Many world events, equally deserving of attention, have occurred since Haiyan and as a result our owrk has been overshadowed and almost forgotten. Below is a recent Wall Street Journal article  updating on the current status of recovery efforts. Attached is a progress report from Sister and Doctor Eloisa David of the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban City. In February 2015 the Love for Life Foundation Team plan to visit the area and will report first hand the state of the region. Thank you for your continued support. There is much to be done and we can't do it without you. 

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Oct 13, 2014

Updates from the Field

A. Maternal and Child Nutrition Program:
1. Birthing clinic at JADMC
    - we started officially last friday with pre natal schedules done three times a week;
    - Arellano University will help us with technical support and volunteers. They are now finalizing the writing of the operations manuals;
    - the Rodriquez district hospital will be the referral hospital for complicated births; the protocols for this are also being finalized ;
2. Satellite Birthing clinics;
- the donation of the PLDT Smart Foundation of p1.5 million was released to fund the establishment and expansion of another set of 6 satellite clinics  in bulacan
- the DOH issued a new order re the new specifications for licensing;
- KDF is now hiring a part time architect to help with their renovation design;
3. WPFI National Convention:
The KDF Satellite Birthing Clinics will all attend the national convention cum training of the well family midwives partnership foundation (wpfi) on nov 10-12. Preparations for the participation is ongoing;
B. People with Disability (PWD) programs:
1. Seeing Clearly:
-  eye screenings every Saturday morning at JADMC continuing. Average of 100 persons come from all over Pampanga and parts of region 3;
- screenings on site are done three times a week. Coordination with local NGOs and local governments done everyday for the scheduling;
- Prescription eye glasses are distributed every week; average of 50 eye glasses a week are distributed;
2. Prosthetics:
- screenings two times a month are done at JADMC with Dr Nepomuceno and Dr Tiangco alternating;
- two additional technicians are now being trained by KDF to become prosthetics technicians;
- regular meetings and follow ups done re PCSO possible funding;
3. Cleft lip/ Palate surgeries:
- pre screening of cleft lip and palate patients done September 9 at JADMC
- to date we have recruited 50 patients ready and prequalified for a possible November mission;
- arrangements are now being made w Operation Smile and with Rodriquez District Hospital for the details of the mission;
C. Livelihood:
- Weekend Market at JADMC continues every Saturday. This is coordinated by the KDF satellite nursery association;
- schedule for 2015 regular livelihood seminars to be held at JADMC are being finalized;
.We hope to do a fund campaign for these programs in 2015;

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