Thursday, April 4, 2024

SM Foundation, partners’ medical missions reach 3,000 in Laguna, Bohol

With the rising prevalence of diseases straining healthcare systems, preventive healthcare has become an urgent priority to identify and address potential health issues before they develop.

Early detection and intervention are key to stopping health problems in their tracks, leading to better health outcomes and a lighter burden on both individuals and healthcare systems.

Amidst this, SM Foundation continues its mission of uplifting low-income communities by providing free medical services through its medical missions with its social good partners.

Its recent outreach programs in Bohol with BDO Network as well as SM City Sta. Rosa, Laguna saw roughly 3,000 patients receive vital healthcare check-ups.

These medical missions prioritize preventive healthcare, offering services, including medical consultations, basic laboratory tests, dental check-ups, and free medicines. This focus on early detection of potential health issues empowers residents to take control of their well-being.

The two legs of the medical mission were a social good collaboration between SM Foundation, Jonelta Foundation, Perpetual Help Medical Center, Brgy. Dita, Sta. Rosa in Laguna; BDO Network Bank, MX3-DMIRIE Foundation, 21st Special Force Company Philippine Army, JCI, LGUs of Carmen, Jagna, and Calape in Bohol.

SM Foundation's commitment goes beyond immediate care. SM Foundation also rehabilitates local health centers to upgrade equipment and facilities. This strengthens the healthcare infrastructure in these communities, ensuring better access to quality care in the long run.

By bringing preventive healthcare directly to underserved areas, SM Foundation's health and medical pillar continues to promote better health outcomes for the communities they serve. (SM Foundation)