Helping People Afford Basic Healthcare

 
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Helping People Afford Basic Healthcare

Helping People Afford Basic Healthcare
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Medical Mission,San Vicente Church, Bacolor

Medical Mission,San Vicente Church, Bacolor
The Love For Life Foundation holds yearly missions, mostly in the province of Pampanga. Although we are non-denominational, our venues are often churches because they are the buildings available to us. We work with local municipal health officers and local volunteers. Depending on the number of medical and surgucal staff working, we can treat up to 500 patients a day. (view small | med | large | orig)

Medical Mission with Physicians for Peace

Medical Mission with Physicians for Peace
Our missions are highly anticipated by the townspeople, most of whom live below the poverty line. Head of households earn as little as $10/day, working as farmers, drivers, and food vendors. Most do not have a job. (view small | med | large | orig)

Medical Staff

Medical Staff
Dr. Orly Lucido (anesthesia), Dr. Ernie Regala (medicine), and Dr, Janet Trinidad (municipal health officer of Bacolor), along with their staff, are regular participants in the missions. We attract and welcome health professionals from all fields, especially surgeons, pediatricians, family doctors, and dentists. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dr. Jesus A. Datu

Dr. Jesus A. Datu
Dr. Datu founded the Love For Life Foundation. He served as a radiologist at the level of Commander in the United States Navy, and was stationed in Subic Bay for several years. He witnessed firsthand the suffering caused by the Mount Pinatubo eruption. This tragedy led to the blossoming of the Foundation and what it stands for today.Dr. Datu passed away this year, but not before seeing the beginning construction of the Medical Center. (view small | med | large | orig)

San Guillermo Church, Bacolor

San Guillermo Church, Bacolor
The main church for a town of approximately 20,000 residents, it was buried by the "lahar", ash and mud, from Mount Pinatubo.The entrance was formerly part of the church's steeple and roof. The floor of the present church exists 60 feet above the original floor. (view small | med | large | orig)

One of Our Patients

One of Our Patients
The Aetas are an aboriginal tribe living next to Mount Pinatubo. Many of them died after the eruption. The Love for Life Foundation remains committed to helping this population of indigent Filipinos. (view small | med | large | orig)

Clinic Construction

Clinic Construction
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Dentists at Work

Dentists at Work
Dental care is much sought after by the townspeople. Poor dental hygiene resulting in caries affects most residents. None can afford to go to a private dentist, so they wait until a medical mission comes into town for their dental care. (view small | med | large | orig)

Clinic on the main highway

Clinic on the main highway
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Joycelyn Datu

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Ledyard, Connecticut United States

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