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.
Jul 8, 2013

Updates from the Dr. Jesus A.Datu Medical Center

Mrs. Joan A. Datu with patients
Mrs. Joan A. Datu with patients

We recently hosted the members of the GlobalGiving team at the JADMC. They toured the Prosthetics Department, led by two fully trained and liensed prosthetics manufacturers who follow patients from start to finish. They first custom fit each patient, make the prosthetics themselves, then refer them to the rehabilitation department so the recipient is educated about care and proper use.The cataract services are going strong, with hundreds (and this goes for prosthetics as well) of patients traveling from all parts of central Luzon, the largest island in the Philippine archipelago, at their own expense so they can apply for prosthetics or cataract surgery. Services are free of charge to eligible candidates. Thank you to the Kapampangan Development Foundation, local rotary clubs, and private donors donors like yourselves for making this possible.

Sylvia Ordonez of the KDF
Sylvia Ordonez of the KDF

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Mar 8, 2013

Updates from the Dr. JesusA.Datu Medical Center

Prosthetics fitting
Prosthetics fitting

This report will focus on the Prosthetics program. In 2012, 110 below the knee prosthetics were manufactured at the JADMC and distributed to the needy. We completed construction for the rehabilitation center and physical therapists from Arellano University have commenced the rehabilitation program. We have two fulltime prosthetics technicians and are training two more.

Our plans for 2013 include:

  • target for 190 below the knee prosthetics
  • establishment of a sach foot factory
  • equipment purchase is ongoing
  • expand the workplace for the technicians
  • establish contactabroad for above the knee components through the Red Cross

We are proud to announce that the JADMC is one, if not the only, Disability Center for the indigent in all of Southeast Asia.

Cataract Screening
Cataract Screening
Nov 7, 2012

Updates from the Dr. Jesus A. Datu Medical Center

Here is just a sample of our programs. The JADMC schedule of activities is extremely hectic but very rewarding.

 

  • our upcoming Harelip/Cleft Palate Surgical Mission will target 150 patients and involve over 50 volunteers
  • cataract surgeries occur every day, at least five patients per day, and screenings and post-operative checkups occur every Saturday. We lack more eye center equipment and are seeking donations to purchase these
  • the Prosthetics Rehabilitation Center is underway staffed by volunteers from Arellano University
  • the Mother Child Charity Clinic continues every Friday
  • we are now approved by PHILHEALTH, which is one step closer to self-sustainabililty.

The late Dr. Datu will be recognized in a ceremony on the eve of the Fiesta of Bacolor on November 16, 2012, hosted by the mayor and other dignitaries of the municipality.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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