It is a VFV annual tradition to hold a medical mission in a specific municipality in Leyte, Philippines. The organization advocates community health and the medical mission is one of the means in accomplishing this.
On the 22nd of April 2016 VFV will conduct the medical mission at Lapaz, Leyte, Philippines. This event will involve minor surgical and dental procedures. A total of 150 patients who are young boys will be circumcised and another 150 patients for tooth extraction. The medical team will be composed of local doctors, dentists, nurses, and dental aides. The supporting team would be composed of local and foreign volunteers, VFV staff and scholars, and private individuals.
Lapaz, Leyte is an inland municipality an hour drive from Tacloban City to the south. It is composed of 35 villages and a population of roughly 19,886. Due to its geographic location, the community does not receive attention as other communities closer to the city. This is the main reason VFV has chosen Lapaz as the recipient of the 16th medical mission.
VFV is calling on everyone to support this event. For more information on how to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.