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2013 Philippines - Typhoon Haiyan



THIRD MEDICAL TEAM (December 12-21, 2013)
MembersF Total of 6 - Doctor(3), Nurse(2), Logistician(1)
Reports and Photos

Dec 21
Barangay Banabaye in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
To receive medical treatment, the villagers usually have to go to neighboring barangay that is not within walking distance. HuMA examined 58 patients today.
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)
Dec 20
Barangay Mahayag in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
The barangay is in a rugged mountainous area. Many patients can't afford to pay not ony for medical bills but also transportation to the city.
HuMA had a child patient with dehydration and gave him his ORS consumption gradually. After all, he made slow progress and could go back home. From now on, we decided to carry a drip infusion set for instillation therapy.
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)

Dec 19
Merida Rural Health Unit, island of Leyte
HuMA team of obstetrician and gynecologist and surgeons exerted their potential to the full extent. According to RHU, maternity checkups are done by midwives without echo on every Thursday. Thirty two pregnant women were all pleased to be examined with echo and by an OB-GYN doctor. They enjoyed seeing growth of the fetus. During the screening, a baby was delivered in the next room.
(Video...Maternity check-up by a HuMA OB-GYN physician)
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)

Dec 18
Barangay San Isidro in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
San Isidro is so called "challenging place" located in a rugged mountainous area. Since many people with high blood pressure hadn't been treated due to accessibility issues, they were very pleased to welcome us to visit their village.
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)

Dec 17
Barangay Tubod in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
HuMA examined 79 patients today. A patient with broken leg had to be sent to the hospital but she couldn't pay the hospital bills. We faced medical volunteers dilemma; one must be very careful not to do anything that a person can't do by him/herself. We will talk to a medical professional about this matter tomorrow at Merida RHU.
(Video...Running a discussion regarding the patient)
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)

Dec 16
Barangay Mat-e in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
HuMA examined 96 patients in rain today. Many people complained of insomnia that might indicate increased risk for stress disorder. Bottom image: HuMA donated medication such as 200 bottles of multiviamin syrup and more to Merida RHU for the recovery from the devastation caused by the typhoon. We could not do this without your kind and generous support. Thanks to your donation!
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)

Dec 15
Ormoc District Hospital, island of Leyte
At the main hospital in the city of Ormoc, HuMA team of emergency physicians and surgeons exerted their potential to the full extent.
(Video...Medical activity at ODH)
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)

Dec 14
Ormoc District Hospital, island of Leyte
The main hospital in the city of Ormoc still needs hands especially on weekends. On Sunday tomorrow, HuMA will assist ER and some emergency surgery such as C-section and more.
HuMA members had a reunion with a woman with fracture of femur since Dec.12.
(Video...Transferring the patient to ODH from barangay of Masumbang)
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)
Dec 13
Barangay Cabaliwan in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
In the mountains, it was hot, 90.5 degrees Fahrenheit, but there was a breeze. There were many people with high blood pressure in the village. Age distribution was the same as other villages, so it may be regional idiosyncrasies.
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)
Dec 12
Barangay Masumbang in municipality Merida, island of Leyte
Day 1st of the third medical team. They examined 63 people at today's clinic in the recesses of a mountain. They also visited on the neighborhood and found a patient with suspected fracture of femur and transported her to RHU as honoring medical rules of the local; that is most important to operate medical activity in the field.
(More Photos...To HuMA Japanese website)
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