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Rehabilitation in the Philippines

by World Rehabilitation Fund
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Rehabilitation in the Philippines

Summary

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November of 2013. It was the deadliest and most massive typhoon in the nation's history. Some 7000 people were killed; over 30,000 injured and some 11 million persons lost their home, land, or were otherwise affected. Included in the destruction were severe damages to rehabilitation medical services in Tacloban area, and WRF is supporting 3 hospitals in the area with equipment to reestablish rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.

$500
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Three hospitals supported by WRF are Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Center, Divine Mercy Hospital and Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center. They need walkers, crutches, orthotic devices, wheelchairs, cryotherapy and hydrotherapy equipment, exercise bicycles, special chairs and tables, exercise equipment and other equipment and devices in order to restore and maintain rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Tacloban area.

Solution

Reestablishing rehabilitation services in Tacloban area is critical. It will allow people with physical disabilities to receive a full range of rehabilitation medicine services locally. WRF continuously assesses unmet needs for equipment and materials at the targeted hospitals through its partnership with Philippines Academy for Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM).

Long-Term Impact

The hospitals are being supplied with equipment and materials to allow them to provide essential services to the persons with mobility impairments due to the storm or otherwise. With continuous support we will be able to maintain the supply equipment and materials to the hospitals. WRF and PARM anticipate approximately 1000 persons to receive rehabilitation services by these hospitals every year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.worldrehabfund.org
WRF website
Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine

Organization Information

World Rehabilitation Fund

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Leyla Dursunova
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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