The Department of Health - Philippine Centers for Specialized Health Care (DOH-PCSHC) is the biggest medical internship program in the Philippines. Post graduate interns from different parts of the country are expoed and trained in leading and specialized institutions namely: East Avenue Medical Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines and Philippine Children’s Medical Center to be become doctors equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude who are ready to face the challenges of the Millennial Age.
The DOH-PCSHC organizes monthly medical missions in different deprived and underserved communities to make health care accessible even to the far-flung areas of the country with the goal to realize the vision and mission of the Department of Health. These medical missions are championed by the medical interns to jumpstart the health seeking behaviors of the community and create a self-reliant community.
This 2020, the DOH-PCSHC Team I (Team Ikigai) has chosen Brgy Mainit and as well neighboring barangays of Oslob, Cebu as its recipient community. The medical mission will be held on April 24-26, 2020 bannering the tagline “Lig-on Oslob: Kahimsug nimo aming Tumong” (Strong oslob: your health is our goal). Our team will be composed of 16 post graduate medical interns in cooperation with the Municipal Health Officer of Oslob to cater to approximately 1000 beneficiaries. Medical and surgical mission also includes education campaigns on timely topics such as vaccination awareness, proper lifestyle modifications for hypertension and diabetes, environmental sanitation and proper hygiene.
The raised funds will be used for the medications and equipment for the patients during the medical and surgical missions, as well as the needs for the missioners and the supporting members from the participating municipalities, such as transportation, lodging and food during the mission. Please see attached photos for more details on the breakdown and the plans for the medical mission.
We are asking you to consider taking part in transforming the lives of the people of Oslob through sponsoring the medical mission. We are hopeful that we will be able to make this medical mission more impactful and meaningful through your generosity. Every single peso will be a huge aid in making this mission a possibility. Thank you!