Monday, March 9, 2015

Philippines: IRRI and Army General Hospital hold medical mission for indigent families in host community

The Partnerships Office of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) with the support of the Army General Hospital medical personnel headed by Dr. Mary Agnes C. Motril, held a medical mission at Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Bay, Laguna, on 27 February.

The mission provided free medical check-up for nearly 250 indigent families consisting of around a thousand individuals, including babies and pregnant mothers. The activity also offered free health counseling as well as medicines donated by IRRI spouses. In addition, Gardenia Bakeries (Philippines), Inc. also donated bread to each family.

IRRI hosts monthly health, sanitation, and nutrition programs to help reduce the incidence of common medical problems in its host community of Los BaƱos and Bay.

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