The clinic was conducted in Aplaya, Pila in the Laguna district. Approximately 5 000 individuals reside in Aplaya and as a result of the flooding 300 were displaced from their homes. AAI and partners will be returning to the area to conduct a follow up clinic in the coming week.
While the Philippines has transitioned from the emergency phase to the recovery phase there remains an ongoing need to provide services to affected populations. AAI recognizes the ongoing need to train communities and build local capacities so that they are better able to respond to future disasters. The Philippines is made up of 7 107 islands and due its location, the country is vulnerable to typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters.