Health Worker Training
We are focused on capacity-building and empowering each community by training local community health workers to provide care year round.
In November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan made landfall over the eastern Visayan region of the Philippines, resulting in thousands of casualties and even more irrevocably changed lives. Immediate aid efforts were helpful but fleeting - The Helping Hands Philippines is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to improving the short- and long-term health of impoverished typhoon survivors. We provide yearly medical clinics and health education sessions, and we are working on local health capacity building and sustainability through the training of local community health workers who act as ongoing health resources to their communities throughout the year.
Rich or poor, big or small, lend a helping hand to create health for all
Yearly Medical Clinics
Staffed by local and Canadian doctors, nurses, and volunteers to heal ailments and provide one-to-one education on health matters.
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Reproductive health, mother and baby health, general nutrition, exercise, smoking/alcohol/drug use, and other topics chosen by each community.