Monday, May 11, 2015

Philippines: IRRI conducts medical mission at host community

The Partnerships Office of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) provided free medical service for the underprivileged residents of Barangay Trance in Bay.

About a thousand individuals received medical consultations and health care counseling from volunteer physicians and nurses, headed by Dr. Mary Agnes Motril from the Army General Hospital. Medical supplies were also distributed to some of the residents. Suhay, a charity group led by spouses of IRRI staff, sponsored the free medicines. Gardenia Bakeries (Philippines) also donated bread distributed to the residents during the mission. The event, held on 7 May, is one of IRRI's regular community engagement programs to help reduce the incidence of common medical problems in its host community.

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