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17 Nov 2009 description

Upon the unforgettable onslaught of typhoon Ondoy, the Philippine National Red Cross organized hygiene promotion programs at Nangka Elementary School in Marikina, which served as an evacuation area for the victims of typhoon Ondoy last October 2-3.

With the aid of 19 PNRC staff, volunteer doctors and nurses, the mission targeted to instruct children and adults on personal hygiene and environmental sanitation.

Japanese Red Cross delegates Naoimi Nishumura and Tomoko Katsura also accompanied the PNRC team.

"Given the victims' limited resources, these two components …

12 Nov 2009 description

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) will mobilize its Red Cross 143 volunteers to conduct health promotion programs and assist in the distribution of prophylaxis or doxycycline as measures to fight the endemic leptospirosis.

The outbreak of the disease was due to the massive flooding which typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng and Santi had wrought, coupled by the poor sanitation in affected areas.

"Last week, more than 2,000 people are infected with leptospirosis, and 7% of which have led to tragic death," said PNRC Chairman Senator Richard Gordon.

The doxycycline, a …

12 Nov 2009 description

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) has teamed up with local government to set up a 35 square meter tent to give medical service to the victims of typhoons-Ondoy, Pepeng and Santi.

After a series of typhoons, which had led a dike near Mt. Pinatubo to collapse, PNRC Zambales chapter dispatched a group of volunteers in the Paudpod evacuation center to dispense stocks of medicine that were unavailable in the said health station.

"It is the task of the volunteers to monitor the health station and replenish stocks of remedies that are needed for the operation.

12 Oct 2009 description

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) officially opens its 24/7 medical station for the victims of typhoon Ondoy who were temporarily housed at the Philippine Sports Arena or ULTRA.

After a series of meeting of Typhoon Ondoy Disaster Operations Team, the medical station with 50 beds was officially set up to give medical assistance to evacuees suffering from minor illnesses.

"We have decided to put-up a medical station in ULTRA where as of Friday, 734 families were housed in lieu of available evacuation centers located in public elementary school.

05 Oct 2009 description

Social workers from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Social Services department conducted psychosocial support to the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila to avoid post-traumatic disorder triggered by their experience.

Two welfare desks were set-up in H.

05 Oct 2009 description

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Community Health and Nursing Services takes the lead in promoting proper hygiene and health education on evacuation centers in Rizal, Quezon City and Taguig where diseases are most likely to spread easily.

PNRC health educators were deployed in evacuation centers to ensure awareness on sanitation and cleanliness including personal hygiene, food hygiene, proper garbage disposal, water purification and environmental sanitation to maintain the cleanliness in evacuation centers.

"Close living quarters such as evacuation centers increase the …

04 Oct 2009 description

Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) chapter and other areas affected by typhoon Ondoy are now giving relief, conducting feeding program and assessing the needs of Filipinos hit by typhoon Ondoy in different evacuation centers.

PNRC Rizal chapter distributed relief goods, bottled water and hot meals to 11 evacuation centers in Marikina City, one of the areas in Metro that was greatly affected by the typhoon. Staff and volunteers of the chapter continuously assess the needs of the evacuees.

In Manila, were almost 8,700 were affected, PNRC Manila Chapter already conducted mass feeding …

09 Aug 2009 description

Staff and volunteers of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) in provinces affected by typhoon Kiko are now giving relief and medical assistance to the victims of the flooding, flashflood and landfall as it weakens and leaves the Philippine area of responsibility.

In a report of PNRC Zambales Chapter to PNRC Chairman Senator Richard Gordon, almost 500 packs of relief goods were already distributed in six (6) evacuation centers where the affected families were housed temporarily.

On Saturday, Gordon visited the victims of the flashfloods housed in seven (7) evacuation centers to …

25 May 2009 description

After the confirmation of first case of H1N1 in the Philippines on May 21 to a 10 year old girl who flew in from the United States, another case was confirmed by Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, May 24.

The second H1N1 patient is a 50-year-old female from Chicago, United States who arrived in the Philippines on May 20.

The patient was now being closely monitored and the government are now tracing individuals who had close contact with the patient.

Relatives of the patient were advised to stay home for 10 days for quarantine and observation purposes.

As of May 23, World …