Udenna Foundation Supports Surgical Mission In Marawi

Oct 08, 2018

Doctors and nurses from the World Surgical Foundation Philippines led by Dr. Lester Suntay; Cabinet spouses Alelee Andanar, Ruby Mamondiong, Kristine Alonto, Neny Pernia, Malou Lopez, Aloy Lim and Bai Alonto; and Fe Juarez of Capitol University of Cagayan de Oro pose for a photo after a successful surgical mission in Marawi City from July 15 to 17.

Udenna Foundation, Inc. has committed to providing more support to the recovery of Marawi City.

Udenna Foundation, one of the charitable foundations within the Udenna Group, recently partnered with the DU30 Cabinet Spouses Association and World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP) for a three-day surgical mission at Amai Pakpak Medical Center.

With the city still in need of help a year after the attacks of Maute group militants, the Udenna Foundation, the spouses of Cabinet members and the WSFP aimed to answer the need for surgical operations, supplies and equipment in affected areas.

From July 15 to 17, the doctors and nurses of WSFP performed a total of 120 minor and more in-patients and outpatients of AMPC for cases such as hernia/hydrocoele, cleft lip and palate, imperforate anus, hirschsprung’s disease, ovarian tumor, closure of colostomy, cysts, and lipoma.

“Marawi is in need of help on every front and we are thankful to have been given the chance to contribute in the best way we can,” said Dr. Lester Suntay, President of WSFP.

“Despite the challenge, we encourage others to reach out and offer what they can to ease the pain and burden the city had to endure. They deserve better after everything that has happened to them.”

Aside from helping fund the three-day surgical mission, Udenna Foundation through the LIFE Fund put together by Phoenix Petroleum and Worklink Services, Inc. provided logistical support to WSFP by transporting the medical supplies and equipment from the previous leg of the surgical mission in Bukidnon to Marawi City and to the next leg in Aklan.

“We hope more companies and institutions will support Marawi in any capacity that they can,” said Cherylyn C. Uy, President of Udenna Foundation, Inc. “There is still so much that needs to be done and we remain committed to contributing whatever we can give for the recovery of the city.”

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