Background and Objectives:
The Philippines was devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013. It’s the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,300 people in that country alone. Last year in September, NYSNA Director-at-Large Nella Pineda-Marcon, RN, and President of the Filipino American Health Workers Association (FAHWA) led a medical and solidarity mission to the Philippines.
16 U.S. health professionals joined by 8 Philippine-based MDs, nurses, dentists and 20 community health workers conducted a medical, surgical and dental medical mission and served over 600 people from 21 barangays (villages) in Basey, Samar on September 9, 2017. The mission was hosted by Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) and Health Empowerment in Action for Leyte and Samar (HEALS) in partnership with NYSNA and FAHWA. We will return and will hold another mission to underserved communities in the Philippines.
|Tuesday, Sept 4||Departure from NYC, JFK Airport|
|Wednesday, Sept 5||Arrival in Manila, Philippines|
|Thursday, Sept 6||Orientation & visit Philippine Orthopedic Hospital|
|Friday, Sept 7||Visit National Mental Health Institute; Travel to Tacloban City|
|Saturday, Sept 8||Medical Mission Day 1 in Samar Island|
|Sunday, Sept 9||Medical Mission Day 2 in Samar Island|
|Monday, Sept 10||Debriefing at Kalanggaman Island|
|Tuesday, Sept 11||Return to Tacloban, City Tour|
|Wednesday, Sept 12||Return to Manila, Visit Philippine General Hospital|
|Thursday, Sept 13||Free day, optional: sightseeing Tagaytay/Taal Volcano|
|Friday, Sept 14||Return to NYC, JFK|
Note: Itinerary above is subject to change.
Please take note that the travel time from NYC to Manila takes about 20 hours or more. We, together with the participants and volunteers, will raise funds and request donations that will go towards the medical and solidarity mission.
|Option A||$875||Lodging, local transportation, breakfast & lunch|
|Option B||$1,675||Airfare, lodging, local transportation, breakfast & lunch|
- Participate in fundraising activities to help cover 50% or more of the cost.
- Includes one-year FAHWA membership dues
- $200 Participation deposit due by March 31, 2018
- Receive up to 45 Contact Hours/4.5 continuing education units (CEUs)
Application form, submit by March 31, 2018, you may complete form online: https:// goo.gl/forms/Utqko2qYwCi1nsk43
|City/Zip code:||Cost option, circle one: A $875 B $1,675|
For questions, please feel free to contact us at (929) 888-5120 or email Chito.Quijano@nysna.org