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…

Team Update – Monday 11-25-13, evening

The SEMPER team is in the midst of their first full day of providing clinical care. Yesterday they arrived at 5 AM at an airbase to be transported to their current locations, and waited more than 5 hours until they were able to board an aircraft and depart. Colin Bucks, MD, Associate Director for SEMPER…

Monday 11-25-13 7:22 AM

The team is still in staged at Mactan airbase with our partners from Medical Teams International (MTI) and the International Medical Corps (IMC), waiting for our departure. We wanted to take a quick moment and let you know who is going where.  Heading to Tacloban will be: Julieta Gabiola, MD, Ian Brown, MD, Barbie Barrett,…

Sunday 11-24-13 11:30 PM

Today was a busy logistics day for the team.  Team members had a chance to explore Cebu and pick up some last minute supplies while SEMPER logistics visited the Mactan Benito Ebuen Airbase to do some advanced planning for tomorrow’s departure.  The team spent the evening re-packing the team medical bags to accommodate additional pharmaceuticals.…