To close gaps in public health care and access for impoverished Filipino villages affected by natural disasters.
Who We Are
A group of doctors, nurses and non-medical professionals who formed a 501(c)3 organization. We do this by working and partnering with local people in villages and towns in the most rural and underserved parts of the Philippines. In the spring of 2014, we joined forces with local civic organizations in a series of medical and surgical missions in the islands of Bohol and Siargao. Since then, HAND-Philippines has been sending teams of doctors, nurses and lay volunteers in medical missions in various areas of the country such as Surigao Del Sur in Mindanao, Cebu in the Visayas and Laguna in Luzon. We have served an estimated 9,500 patients thus far.
What We Do
We are currently involved in various programs that are geared to improve access to medical and public health services in small Filipino communities that have been left behind by large-scale, post-calamity rehabilitation projects.
Our work takes place in three provinces located in two regions of the Philippines: Bohol and Cebu Provinces in the Visayas Region and Laguna Province in the Luzon Region.