Update from the Philippines

A record number of patients received the gift of sight when our medical volunteers worked at the Adventist Hospital, Santiago City in the Philippines for our seventh annual surgical trip, in partnership with Open Heart International.

142 people, many of them children, had their eyesight restored by cataract surgery thanks to local doctors and nurses and our medical team, led by Associate professor, Geoffrey Painter. The team of local nurses that were trained last year in eye screening were instrumental in identifying and referring patients to our clinic from remote northern regions of the Philippines. Thank you to our generous donors for making these trips reality that make a huge, life-changing impact on the most disadvantaged people in the Philippines.