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Project Sunshine Update #5: Bogo Health Center

This Sunstar news article reminded us of the Starfish Story (please view first picture). It has always guided us when we began doing projects in 2009.

For Project Sunshine, we have a number of updates for Phase 2. We are happy to share that Bogo Health Center's roof has been repaired. The health center staff can now provide services to all 29 barangays in Bogo City (Cebu) without worrying if it rains or if it gets too hot.

Thank you Project Sunshine Team. Borrowing the words of the little boy in the Starfish Story, "You've made a difference to that one."

Sunstar News Article:
52 Cebu health centers ‘ill’
By Rebelander S. Basilan
Tuesday,
December 10, 2013
CEBU CITY -- At least 52 public health facilities were damaged in northern Cebu by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The agency estimated the cost of damage to the health facilities at P26.08 million. In the island of Bantayan alone, the cost of damage was estimated at P10.7 million.

DOH-Central Visayas Regional Assistant Director Dr. Lakshmi Legaspi said that international humanitarian groups are helping repair the damaged facilities and set up makeshift health centers in Bantayan, Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remegio, Bogo, Tabogon, Borbon and Camotes Island.

“It’s a bit hot in these makeshift centers, but at least they function,” Legaspi said in a press conference organized on Monday by the Philippine Information Agency in Lapu-Lapu City.

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Brgy. Pandan, Bogo, Cebu
There's no day care center in Brgy. Pandan.
School-aged children go to Bogo Central School.

Bogo Health Center
City Health Officer: Dr. Minerva Millor
Provides services for 29 barangays in Bogo

Since Bright Start primarily promotes the health and well-being of the children, we have pledged to extend help to Bogo City Health. At present, the health center remains closed due to the damages it sustained. Vital basic health services cannot be provided. Our contact person and a health center staff, Ms. Margie Sumayang, has reported that their immediate need is for them to fix the roof. Updates will be given as soon as we have the estimated cost to buy the galvanized iron corrugated sheets that they are requesting.

Update: November 26, 2013: They need 68 pcs of the G.I. sheets. Total amount: Php 21,119.
Update: November 28, 2013: The following Items have been purchased: (50) pcs corrugated sheets 8ft x 22 - Php 292.00 each, (15) pcs corruggated sheets 10ft x 22- Php 392.00 each, (3) pcs plain GI sheets 24x3x8 - Php 639.00 each.
Update: December 6, 2013: Roof has been repaired.

BEFORE PICTURES
Pictures shared by: Margie Sumayang

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