In its aim of providing access to health care activities for the inmates and their families, and in partnership with local government agencies and professional groups, the Philippine Jesuit Prison Service Foundation, Inc. (PJPSFI) conducted its 1st Medical and Dental Mission held on 28 May 2017 at the Ina ng Awa Parish Compound, New Bilibid Prison Reservation, Muntinlupa City.
Improving the health of inmates as well as their children and wives is one responsibility among many in the fight against poverty. Addressing this inequity of health is therefore necessary in order to rebuild their lives, rekindle hope, and become productive members of society.
During the event, scholars were able to bring their mothers and one more family member, which led to an incredible amount of about 300 beneficiaries. There were volunteer doctors, nurses, dermatologist and dentist who wholeheartedly gave professional advice and service to the patients. Medicines were provided as well at no cost. In addition, many volunteers came over and helped out during this event.
PJPSFI would like to thank all of the medical practitioners, sponsors, volunteers, and everyone else involved who devoted a part of their day for this wonderful cause. This will be the first of many for this project! The scholars and their family members greatly appreciate all of your time and efforts.