Rommel Barro visiting his doctor at the Jacinto Health Center in Davao City, Philippines. © Handicap International

Philippines: saving feet, one patient at a time

(Note from the editor: Reposted with permission from the World Diabetes Foundation. For the original article, click here.) Dr. Isagani Braganza gives a quick, welcoming smile as Rommel Barro enters his consulting room at the Jacinto Health Center, and then turns his full attention to the man’s feet. He leans in as Rommel removes his…

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Handicap International releases Annual Report for 2014

Handicap International’s latest Annual Report provides an overview of our work for and with vulnerable sectors, including persons with disabilities, for the whole year of 2014. The report documents the continuation of our emergency response in particular areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and as well as development-oriented projects and initiatives during the past year. Financial…

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HOW TO HUG, AND PAY IT FORWARD, WITHOUT ARMS

(Editor’s Note: This blog is the third of a series by Handicap International Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Cox, a motivational speaker, pilot, wife, and disability rights advocate who was born without arms. Reposted with permission from Handicap International United States.) Over the last few days, I have received an overwhelming number of phone calls and messages…

Over 270 residents were serviced during the separate missions done by the Baras Disabled Peoples' Organization in the municipality. © BFPWDAI

Baras DPO conducts medical missions in Rizal province

Addressing the importance of health and wellness in inclusive local development, the local disabled people’s organization (DPO) in Baras, Rizal spearheaded medical missions in the province as part of their celebration of the 37th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week. Conducted last July 22 & 23, the Baras Federation of Persons with Disabilities Association,…

A patient gets tested for her blood sugar at the laboratory area of the local health facility in Samal. © City Health Office of the Island Garden City of Samal

CVD Project set to achieve 4th WDF milestone one year early

Eleven months prior to their deadline, the CVD Project is on track to accomplish the fourth set of milestones indicated by the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) within the next few months. According to latest data, the project and its partners have already achieved a total of 48 foot and wound clinics in the intervention areas…

Remita is one of the beneficiaries of Handicap International's shelter project in Sigma, Capiz where they provided cash grants and construction materials to vulnerable families whose houses were partially or totally damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.  © Jen Mendoza/Handicap International

Remita: Looking forward to tomorrow

“Of course I remember you. It’s good to see you!” This was Remita’s enthusiastic greeting as she paused from tending her small vegetable patch to greet Handicap International’s shelter team, who came to check the condition of her newly-repaired house in Barangay Bangonbangon, Sigma, Capiz, Philippines. 74-year old Remita and her 72-year old husband Amador…

HI-SURGE Project Officer Verna Emy Pilayre giving a lecture on the country's accessibility law. © Marvin Oclima/Handicap International

SURGE conducts orientation on accessibility law in ComVal province

COMPOSTELA VALLEY – To further advocate the need for inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction plans in the area, the Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) Project in Davao Region conducted an orientation on the country’s accessibility law for officials and staff in the province of Compostela Valley. Organized last June 15, the project team of…

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SEEING BEYOND A PERSON’S DISABILITY

(Editor’s Note: This blog is the second of a series by Handicap International Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Cox, a motivational speaker, pilot, wife, and disability rights advocate who was born without arms. Reposted with permission from Handicap International United States.) Last month, I traveled to Rome to attend the Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival. I…

Stakeholders involved with the REBUILD Project walk around the Baras Accessible Resource Center, further cementing the project's advocacies in the municipality. © Kevin A. Santos/Handicap International

REBUILD officially ends, urges stakeholders to sustain its project’s advocacies

RIZAL PROVINCE – After three and a half years of assisting sectors at risk in pursuing various developmental opportunities, the REBUILD Project of Handicap International (HI) Philippines has officially ended its implementation in the municipality of Baras, Rizal last June 30, 2015. Delivering concrete livelihood support to more than 250 vulnerable families in the municipality, the…