Cagayan de Oro – On March 18 to 20, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc. (OB Philippines) will conduct a three-day surgical mission in Cagayan de Oro City for poor Filipinos with serious health problems.
This is in partnership with Tulong sa Kapwa-Philippine-American Association of Connecticut (PAAC), SHARE Foundation and Capitol University Medical Center.
A contingent of 17 medical professionals composed of anaesthesiologists, electrophysiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, cardiac surgeon, OB/GYN, orthopedic surgeon and registered nurses from the US. They will perform open-heart surgeries, pacemaker insertion, orthopedic and gynaecologic procedures, and pediatric and adult strabismus repair for patients who cannot afford expensive medical operations.
“Our partnership with PAAC and Capitol University Medical Center will surely give hope to our kababayans who have life-threatening medical conditions. They are desperate for surgeries that can help them live better lives,” said Dr. Kim April Pascual, OB Philippines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are deeply appreciative of the enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment showed by the doctors and volunteers who are joining this event,” she adds.
PAAC is also thankful for the opportunity to lend a helping hand and to offer their medical expertise to ailing Filipinos.
“This is the first time that PAAC joins Operation Blessing in a major event such as this. It is extremely rewarding to help our needy kababayans, most especially in rural areas where there is little access to this kind of treatment,” shared Dr. Gino Ang, M.D., chairman of PAAC.
OB Philippines is a non-profit organization and the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia Inc., producer of weeknight inspirational TV program The 700 Club Asia which airs weekdays over GMA News TV.
OB Philippines welcomes partnerships and linkages with reputable local and international organizations, whether public or private, to make quality healthcare service readily available to those who need it the most.
To know more about Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, visit their website at www.obphil.com, or follow their updates at www.facebook.com/obphil and www.twitter.com/obphil.•