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. 150 young boys will be circumcised and another 150 will undergo tooth extraction. Local doctors, dentists, nurses, and dental aides will make up the medical team, with local and foreign volunteers, VFV staff and scholars, and private individuals as support team.
Lapaz, Leyte is an inland municipality an hour drive from Tacloban City to the south. It has 35 villages and a population of roughly 19,886. Due to its geographic location, the community does not receive as much attention as other communities closer to the city. This is one of the main reasons VFV chose 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.