Update from Kim Woolley, Mental Health Specialist, SEMPER

Six months ago I visited Southern Leyte to visit my friend Israel’s family and celebrate Fiesta. He told me that I would fit right in because I’m a “Province girl” being from Lenox, Iowa. There were many similarities between our hometowns, and I had a ball. After preparing the SEMPER team and myself in Disaster…

Update from Dr. Julieta Gabiola

In January 2013 I came to Tacloban with a group of 55 volunteers on a pre planned medical mission. The city and the people were exclamatory beautiful. Typhoon Haiyen, well-known to the Filipinos as Yolanda, changed the sight of the city but not the values, hopes and the kindness of the people. The medical mission…

Rest & Rejuvenation Sunday December 1, 2013

Both teams had an opportunity for some rest and rejuvenation today.  After a morning of logistics work the Tacloban group was able to go into the city and enjoy a meal at one of the few establishments that has re-opened.  Team members also had a chance to connect to the internet for the first time…

Update from Tacloban 11/30/13

Tuesday was our first day seeing patients.  We were joined by a doctor and four nurses from Manila as well as a group of doctors from Turkey.  Our goal today was to run three separate clinics at municipal health stations that are currently not staffed filling a gap of primary care in the communities.  When…