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Statistics of Philippines Mission 2011

We just completed the mission in Tanauan, Philippines 2011 with great success. The Medical Director was Eddie Jimenez, DDS and the chaplain Father Dean Stasell, LC. Congratulations to our dental team from Cleveland, OH for a job well done by taking all the equipment and supplies to the Philippines lead by Dr. Michael Morgan. The local ground organizing team Cary Laurel and Regnum Christi men from Makati and Tanauan.

These are the statistics:
  • Surgeries: 45
  • Surgery consultations: 60
  • Dentistry care: 433
  • Primary care: 1320
  • The team of 23 treated approximately 1820 patients.

Thank you for all the hard work and patience involved in the making of the great Tanauan 2011 Medical Mission.

Philippines mapThe Philippines is an island country in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Its official name is Republic of the Philippines.  The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands, but the 11 largest islands make up more than 95 percent of the country. Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is the nation's largest city and busiest port. The people of the Philippines are called Filipinos. Their ancestors purportedly migrated from Indonesia and Malaysia. Groups of these people formed small communities throughout the islands, and each group developed its own culture. As a result, the Philippines has a wide variety of languages and customs. The Philippines has two official languages, Pilipino (a variation of Tagalog, the language of the Manila area) and English.

Success in the Philippines, 2010 mission trip

Medical personnel and volunteers just concluded a HELPING HANDS Medical Mission trip to Tanauan in the Philippines.  This mission provided healthcare to approximately 1,700 people who do not have access to healthcare regularly.

Physicians performed 60 surgeries; 32 of which were major operations.  42 patients saw a dentist and 79 had much needed x-rays.  These services, which most of us take for granted, are life saving opportunities for those who have no regular access to health care.

The mission team, made up of 12 people, was supported by a ground team of local personnel and volunteers who worked ahead of their arrival to set up the clinic.  In addition to medical services, all patients had the opportunity to receive the sacraments as each HELPING HANDS Mission team travels with a priest to minister to the spiritual needs of those they serve, creating a truly holistic approach to healthcare.

Tanauan, Batangas Philippines, 2009 mission