The Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Inc. was recently honored by a visit from a representative of LandsAid, a non-profit humanitarian non-governmental organization based in Germany.
Charlotte Sielicki, project manager of LandsAid (www.landsaid.org.) visited Cebu and met with VPHCS staff this March.
LandsAid extends humanitarian aid to people affected by natural or environmental disasters, armed conflict or oppression, mainly through medical assistance. It sent German medical volunteers in December 2013 to help survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in Cebu. It also distributed building materials to repair and build houses for typhoon survivors in the town of San Remegio. From April to September 2014, LandsAid had 88 new houses built and more than 300 damaged houses renovated for families in San Remegio,
LandsAid had supported VPHCS in extending medical assistance to families affected by the typhoon through four medical missions in the towns of San Remegio, Medellin, Daanbantayan and Bogo City on Sept – December 2014. More than 1,200 residents benefitted from medical and dental services offered in the missions.
Ms. Sielicki met with VPHCS staff on March 4 and 13 to evaluate the four medical missions conducted and to discuss the prospect of a new medical project to support families affected by Typhoon Yolanda in northern part of Cebu. VPHCS Dr. Petty Orbeta de Castro and Crescenciana Labitad accompanied her to Paypay, Daanbantayan and Tindog, Medellin on March 11 to talk with members of peasant women’s organizations.