Category Archives: Philippines

General Santos City Mission PACU

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Super Heroes Are Real!

By Maria Seiders (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) My name is Maria Seiders. I am from Harrisburg, PA, and this is my first time volunteering with the World Surgical Foundation. I am sharing my experience from a postoperative perspective. What you … Continue reading

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Patient Screening and Mission Setup at GSCH

By Arantxa Sison (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) All volunteers of the World Surgical Foundation were transported from their accommodations at Roadhaus Hotel to General Santos City Hospital (GSCH) the morning of 16 February 2014 by 10 AM. Just outside the entrance … Continue reading

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Safe Travels to General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines

By Arantxa Sison (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) Some East Coast members of the World Surgical Foundation raced to leave Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ahead of an impending snow storm on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. With East Coast flights canceled, a bus was … Continue reading

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Coron District Hospital: A Perspective from our Hosts

Collaborative. Kind. Warm. Open. Accommodating. Friendly. These are the words echoed by volunteers in the hospital halls when describing the new relationships formed between Coron District Hospital staff and WSF volunteers. “We depend on them,” says Christina Prudencio, a nurse … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

We are sharing more photos taken by WSF Volunteer Kui Kanthatham that encapsulate the beauty of the 2013 medical mission trip to Coron District Hospital in Coron, Palawan. Thank you, Kui!

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Days 3 & 4: In the Zone

The team operates like clockwork. A system has been created in the hospital and everyone knows exactly what to do. Doctors and nurses change into scrubs and prep for surgery. Volunteers and hospital staff meet to clarify the patient process … Continue reading

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