Tuberculosis patients often feel stigmatized and alone due to their condition and prolonged period of treatment. Providing a simple gift of generosity from a "Secret Santa" will impact their overall well-being just simply showing them that someone out there cares.
Tuberculosis still exists as a major burden in the Philippine healthcare system. Even though treatment and management of this disease is a priority, the emotional and mental well-being of each patient must also be considered.
Giving gifts and receiving gifts are known to give satisfaction to both giver and receiver. By being a #SecretSanta to the tuberculosis patients you will be sharing positivity and joy to the unexpected receivers. Gifts that will be donated are toys and educational support to the children of TB patients, special meals for the entire family and support to the local healthcare nurse as they continue their advocacy.
Tropical Disease Foundation has been at the center of tuberculosis management for the past 35 years. We believe that it is our duty to create a sustainable program where we not only provide treatment but also empower the emotional needs of the patients and their families. This will instill a positive mindset to the patients and we expect better outcomes from treatment.