• Prevention Access and Advocacy Campaign (PAAC)

    Prevention Access Advocacy Campaign (PAAC) is a health equity initiative lead by PAFPI to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma by expanding access to HIV prevention and empowering Filipino with and vulnerable to HIV with accurate and meaningful information essential to their social, sexual, and reproductive health which a legal basis in this campaign.With a primary focus on engaging high-prevalence and underserved communities, PAAC works with national and local organizations both private and public to develop, share and replicate successful HIV prevention and anti–stigma social marketing campaigns, stage prevention event, and monitor the media for accuracy on HIV–related issues. Prevention Access Advocacy Campaign collaborates with non–government organization, faith based organization, private and public agencies and HIV prevention advocates who share the common goals to end HIV transmissions and HIV–related stigma in the Philippines by empowering Filipinos including youth with accurate and meaningful information.Our mission: The HIV Prevention Revolution There has never been a more hopeful time in the history of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines. Revolutionary advances in HIV prevention and treatment can now bring the epidemic to a halt: Early Testing and Early ART, for people who do not have HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an FDA–approved daily pill that prevents HIV; Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) can also be taken within 72 hours of exposure to help prevent HIV. For people living with HIV Research confirms that a person on Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) for at least six months with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to others. (Undetectable = Untransmittable: #UequalsU). Our strategy: Empower communities with accurate and meaningful information about HIV.  PAAC promotes information through these five innovative approaches to prevention and treatment campaign.1. Media & Social Marketing:We promote the #UequalsU message in the HIV/AIDS, niche, mass, and social media. Our unique social marketing campaign with public ad agency in partnership with the Department of Health will destigmatize and empower people with HIV and be available at no cost to our partners (both local and international).2. Community Organizing:Organizers in cities with high prevalence foster collaboration between agencies to improve awareness and access to prevention and treatment options by providing marketing campaigns, events and structural support within the Philippines.            3. Prevention Events:We stage “Power of meaningful and greater involvement of Filipino living with HIV and affected families (MIPA) and local partners to Prevention. Parties hosted by local influencers in underserved communities to promote social marketing campaigns, engage people most affected, and make HIV prevention a celebration.4. Monitoring and Evaluation:Regular staff, volunteers and partners meeting shall be conducted, including site visits. Financial expenditures shall be strictly monitored and safeguarded guided by PAFPI management ensuring transparency and confidentiality.5. Sustainability:Project implementers will advocate for the local leaders immediate response and commitment towards long term program sustainability that is to be undertaken at the community level.•    The above–mentioned activities (PAAC) will need PhP 4,000,000.00 budgetary requirement in the expanse of three (3) years of implementation that includes sub–activities (planning, site visit, dissemination of actual results), personnel and other administrative cost.

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  • Community Feeding Project

    When there are no disasters, our NLCOM team goes to the poorest communities to serve           nutritious hot meals  to three thousand children (3,000). This is done in partnership with another organization (Metro World Child) who conducts values formation classes in the said community. Each week, as the   children finish their classes, NLCOM steps in to give a treat of hot, home-cooked meals.Because of our commitment, we are launching a special campaign so we can continue to serve  these vulnerable children. Through the hot meals served, these children are encouraged to          participate and join in the classes where they get to have good role models and a positive influence in their life.  Your gift will allow us to continue and sustain this feeding project. Help us feed the children. 

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  • TB Treatment Support to Keep Kids in School

    Children in the communities we serve are highly vulnerable to absenteeism from school due to chronic illness and lack of successful treatment. Due to their extreme poverty, highly dense communities, and the toxic environment of the dumpsites where they live, the public health services available to them are under-funded and overwhelmed with demand. Students are often unable to get the early medical attention they need or complete their treatment as medically required. As a result, our communities experience high incidences of student dropouts, grade repeaters, and underperformance when they are in school due to treatable illnesses. Two common illnesses in the children we serve is (i) the tuberculous infection called “primary complex” and upper respiratory infections, which lead to a host of other health and medical issues, especially malnutrition. Primary complex is found in children exposed to mycobacterium tuberculosis in an adult. The child remains healthy and usually has no symptoms until their immune system declines and the disease becomes active. If primary complex is left untreated, it may eventually evolve into active tuberculosis. Primary Complex is a 6 month long daily treatment at a registered health facility, which is often interrupted in the poorest patients due to financial and time constraints unless there are adequate social supports and convenient treatment centers. Medicine must be given every day for 6 months. If not, the bacteria evolves and develop into a more med-resistant kind. Children with symptomatic cases of primary complex have a compromised immune system and often require treatment for other illnesses. Children need convenient, efficient access to medical services and treatment to ensure they recover from their illness and with the least interruption to their schooling.  In our years of experience, we learned that extremely poor children need additional health and nutrition interventions to boost their school attendance and performance. We provide students with free, nutritional breakfast and lunch every school day and monitor their height and weight monthly. We also operate a clinic in our Tondo center and have mobile services in our other centers. Our health and human services and programs support our educational programs by providing psycho-social support, crisis intervention, medical care, and nutrition programs to all our students and their families living in the communities of Smokey Mountain and Barangay 105 dumpsite. What we need:Tuberculosis Medications Antibiotics Other medicines Vitamins & Supplements Anthelmintic Clinic medical supplies

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  • Make Childbirth Safer for Mothers in Palawan

    The island village of Manamoc is some 4 hours away by outrigger boat from mainland Cuyo Municipality. Whenever there are health emergencies, the government-trained midwife can only do so much first aide and have to send patients to mainland Cuyo. Oftentimes, patients die on their way to the only  District Hospital available in Cuyo. In Manamoc, a newly constructed multi-purpose facility was converted to Health Station and Birthing Clinic to comfortably cater to the basic health requirement of the island residents especially pregnant women and children. The Health Station however, needs birthing equipment to fully cater to pregnant women reducing risk of mother and infant mortality in the island.    

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  • Request for Medical Supplies for the PEARLS Health Clinic in Tondo

        In the summer of 2015, two young brothers, Mario and Marco, got food poisoned from “pagpag”. Tragically, Marco didn’t make it. His parents didn’t have the money to buy first-aid medicines; they didn’t even have money for fare to bring the two kids to the hospital. They begged neighbors to loan them money but those neighbors are just as poor as they are. Mario, up to this day, is still suffering from hunger and poverty. The tragic death of Marco compelled us to step up our efforts even further, and to go from a weekly feeding program to a daily soup kitchen. Currently, we serve breakfast for around 300 kids in Helping Land. This means the children get at least one healthy and safe meal per day, which in turn will hopefully prevent another deadly incident because of food poisoning.     Since Marco’s death, there are several other young children who died from complications of malnutrition, and mainly from extreme poverty. Project PEARLS' effort in providing one healthy meal is not enough to keep these children healthy and alive. Immediate access to free medicines and healthcare is very urgent.    These devastating events inspired Project PEARLS to implement one of its biggest projects this year – the construction of a Health Care Center in Helping Land, Tondo, Manila.     Helping Land is home to hundreds of families whose main source of livelihood is scavenging from garbage. Due to extreme poverty, a common practice among the residents is to fill their hunger by relying on “pagpag” - leftover food from restaurants that is scavenged from trash. Pagpag literally means “to shake off”, and this refers to shaking the dirt off the food. Without proper nutrition and easy access to medical services, children become victims of malnutrition, dehydration, diarrhea, colds, cough, pneumonia, and other illnesses. Project PEARLS wants to address this problem by providing free and quality health care services in the community. By giving them accessible medical services, we may be able to prevent serious diseases, and even child's death.     The Health Care Center is now almost done, and will be formally opened on July 17, 2016. To provide the needed medical services, we are in need of nonprescription medicines such as paracetamol, decongestants, ibuprofen, multivitamins, and the like.      Any kind of support – cash or in-kind donations – will certainly go a long way in caring for the health and welfare of a child.     Our wish list can be found here. 

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  • Appeal for Typhoon Lawin

    As of today, through the humanitarian caravan, we have sent provisions to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by Typhoon Lawin. You may reach them too through your donations. The following are the savings accounts of the PRC where donors can send in their donations: BANCO DE OROBranch : Port Area, ManilaPeso : 00453-0018647Dollar : 10-453-0039482Swift Code : BNORPHMM METROBANKBranch : Port Area, ManilaPeso : 151-3-04163122-8Dollar : 151-2-15100218-2Swift Code : MBTCPHMM  

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  • Technology for CPF’s Visual Learners (children with special needs)

            The desire to provide educational nurturing to pave the way towards a successful future for children with special needs, CereCare Philippines Foundation Inc together with a group of child welfare advocates, educational experts, professionals and paraprofessionals spearheaded a family centered facility that offers a wide variety of intervention and therapeutic programs that designed to facilitate optimal level of functioning and purposeful living for individuals with special needs. Since then, the foundation has created a considerable benchmark in the field of Special Education (SPED) in the Philippines.          CereCare Philippines Foundation, Inc. (CPF) envisions a therapeutic learning community for individuals with special and developmental needs to become self-sustaining and self-actualized in their respective fields of endeavor. It aims to make a difference in the lives of individuals by providing them unparalleled professional services in the pursuit for independence, balance daily living and academic excellence.            We need computers for our children with exceptionalities. At the moment, we have only one computer shared by our 37 students who are with special needs and are all visual learners and in need to be adept with these technological times.    List of interest for this request : - Our children will be able to manipulate and create wondrous things using the computer - There will be one computer per student during their computer subject. - The teachers will be able to make use of the computers to create their lessons and surf the            net to see other ideas that can make their lessons more exciting and stimulating - The children will be able to listen and enjoy music they love (circle time) and for those with           sensory integration dysfunction (sensitivity) they can also enjoy the music (in different rooms)    to calm them and help them get ready for social interaction or class.

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  • Psycho-Social Support program in Makati education system (basic program)

    BACKGROUND On November 8th 2013, the Philippines were devastated by what is being called the most powerful typhoon to have made landfall in modern times. 48 hours later, IsraAID's first emergency team left Israel. Ever since IsraAID's team works in Ormoc city, one of the most affected city from the Typhoo. Since then IsraAID lead programs mainly in the area of: Psycho-Social Support training, Agriculture and livelihood training and reconstruction projects. The Mental Health and Psycho Social Support (MHPSS) Program goal is to enhance the capacity of local education, health and social welfare workers to understand the impact of trauma or difficult life experience and offer expressive arts tools for basic psycho-social interventions, and; to mainstream expressive arts psychical support approach in clinical counseling and particularly in public schools, and governmental social welfare systems. Currently, IsraAID Philippines in cooperation with the Ormoc city Department of Education is institutionalizing the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program in all of the schools in the city. PLAN OF ACTION Based on the success of IsraAID’s ‘Psychosocial support in educational systems of Ormoc’ and 3 years’ of experience in the Philippines, working with Israeli trauma experts and Filipino professionals, IsraAID will train community leaders and educators in Psycho-Social Support, in order to establish Community based Psycho-Social services in Manila districts as a key component of the educational system. The training of trainers program will initially train a core team of 30 participants, who will at the second phase facilitate activities in the educational system, creating a replicable reaching all children of educational system participating, while growing the training facilitation capacity of the educational system, allowing for training of additional service providers at a later stage. Working through the methodology of expressive arts in psychosocial support training, IsraAID will establish primary care systems in the educational system, promoting resilience, being better prepared to disaster and increasing the well being of the community. Disasters and stressful environments are often fruitful grounds for the development of psychosocial stress, and many times disorders. The expressive arts together with the theory taught provide both a safe place for prove to be a beneficial tool to overcome stress, promote resilience and identify vulnerable populations. The capacity building program aims to increase the capacity of caregivers and community members of high interactions with children, especially when overcoming personal stress and trauma. Through the expressive arts – visual art, movement, drama, psychodrama, and music – the participants are able to process their experiences, overcoming cultural and social barriers. Working in groups, the participants learn from each other, support each other, problem solve together, and create a peer support system. The 1 year program will focus on a verity of psychosocial fields, including theory and exercises including: Psychological First Aid, Expressive arts as a psychosocial method for intervention, Body and Mind and Traumatic Stress, Working with individuals and groups, Loss, Grief and Mourning: Adults and Children, Secondary Trauma, Coping Styles, Resilience, Supportive Networks, Post Traumatic Growth, Group Facilitation, Group Process and intervention planning. Makati

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