Category Archives: Philippines 2013

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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Conversations with the Community

Each day, children, parents, spouses, siblings, and friends patiently wait until their names are called. The screening process for walk-ins takes place right outside of the hospital entrance due to lack of hospital space. Some come with having had unsuccessful … Continue reading

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Day 2: Organized Chaos

Today marked the first official day of surgery. The team arrived to the hospital on schedule at 7:30am. Most of the morning was spent determining the flow of the space, clarifying the roles of WSF volunteers and hospital staff, and … Continue reading

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Inaugurating the Adopted Hospital

The first day at the hospital concluded with an inaugural welcome from some of the key organizers of this trip.  It began with a visit from Governor Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra of Palawan. Governor Mitra highlighted that healthcare is important here … Continue reading

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Day 1: Operation Unpack and Unload

The first day of the medical mission was critical: this was the first trip to the hospital site where all equipment and supplies must be organized to support WSF team’s ability to efficiently care for the hundreds of patients they … Continue reading

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