Mission Status: Philippines 2013 – Locked and Loaded
February 14, 2013
The World Surgical Foundation has shipped two 40 foot containers with equipment and supplies for hospitals where WSF will be stationed in the Philippines. The first container is bound for the Coron District Hospital in Coron, Palawan. WSF has donated needed medical supplies for up to 6 months as well as an electrosurgical generator, a pulse oximeter, two dental chairs and two anesthesia machines. The Dr. Fe Del Mundo Children’s Medical Center in Manila will receive the second container with an electrosurgical generator, a harmonic scalpel, an infant ventilator, two infant incubators, two dental chairs, two anesthesia machines and medical supplies. Each container is worth at least $100,000 and WSF is thankful for all the donations given by its partner organizations and contributors in this effort. And a special thanks goes out to all the warehouse volunteers without whom preparing these containers for shipment would be impossible.
WSF volunteers will embark on their next mission Thursday, 21 February 2013 winding their way across the globe to meet in Manila on Saturday, 23 February 2013 after crossing the International Date Line losing an entire day in the process. From there WSF will board local transport for Coron, Palawan. This mission at the Coron District Hospital will be World Surgical Foundations’s largest collaborative effort with WSF doctors being joined by an equal number of local doctors from the Philippines. WSF expects to screen 250 patients for the 5-day joint World Surgical Foundation and Philippine College of Surgeons mission from 24 to 28 February 2013.
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