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Physicians for Peace - Philippines is an affiliate of Physicians for Peace and has become a self-sustaining organization. The field office mobilizes a corps of local medical volunteers year-round to train others and to help amputees walk again, give sight to the nearly blind and heal the emotional and physical scars of burn victims.
Physicians for Peace-Philippines deploys teams to remote regions, where patients have limited access to healthcare providers and resources like prescription glasses.
Working with local teams in multiple provinces of the Philippines, we restore the eyesight of patients like four-year-old Ava Grace, who needed surgery to correct congenital cataracts, is part of our ongoing efforts year round.
Physicians for Peace founded Seeing Clearly in 2006 to address the overwhelming need for vision care in underserved areas where more than half a million people are blind and many more are visually impaired. As a Physicians for Peace flagship program, it embraces an international global health initiative aligned with World Health Organization's Vision 2020 to eradicate treatable blindness throughout the province of Surigao del Sur by the year 2020.
Four yr. old Nadia was caught in a crossfire and found severely burned and maimed. The nimble and responsive Physicians for Peace-Philippines volunteer team provided the required surgeries to keep her alive. In the aftermath of her multiple surgeries, her recovery and rehabilitation activities were guided by the Physicians for Peace team of vision and amputee care specialists. After weeks of care at our partner site at Philippines General Hospital (PGH), Nadia was able to go home with her dignity and spirit in tact.
For more than two decades Physicians for Peace has been working alongside local surgical teams, providing much-needed training programs and educational tracks that ultimately lead to the best result of all: healthier patients. The Physicians for Peace approach empowers local hospitals and clinics to serve patients year-round with confidence. Every case becomes a teaching case.” Since 1989, the Physicians for Peace Specialized Surgery program has evolved dramatically – and it continues to be adapted to better suit the needs of partner sites in the Philippines.
World City Medical Center
Aurora Blvd., Cubao
Quezon City, Philippines
CONTACT: LYNE ABANILLA