MARAWI CITY - An estimated 3,000 displaced families will benefit from the brand new medical equipment donated by non-government organizations (NGOs).
The medical equipment will be part of the soon-to-open rural health center in Barangay Sagonsongan, built by the Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and The Solid Group.
Also present during the turn over ceremonies were people from the US-Philippines Society (USPS). They came to the Philippines purposely to visit the projects of Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) which include the turn over of said medical equipment.
The new rural health center in Brgy Sagonsongan is built by non-government organizations (NGOs) purposely to help the government recently ravaged by the hostilities of war. An estimated 3,000 families became IDPs (internally displaced persons) after a war that broke in Marawi City between Islamic terrorist groups and the Philippine military armed forces.
With the able support of the PDRF, the USPS will also spearhead the training program for medical professionals and health leaders who will serve in said rural health center.
USPS—together with the Project Handclasp Foundation (PHF) has been partnering with PDRF since 2017 to help families, especially women and children, recover from the effects of Marawi siege.
Since 2008, there have been a lot of projects given by the NGOs including livelihood, education and the WASH program (water sanitation and hygiene).
This project is one of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects of Makati Medical Center Hospital. - WLBacelonia/JCE