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Philippines Mission

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BENEFITING: MERCY IN ACTION VINEYARD INC

EVENT DATE: Jul 02, 2012

Suzi Saunders

THE STORY:

I am planning to attend a midwifery training and volunteer opportunity in the Philippines, run by the organization Mercy In Action. The target dates are July 2-13.
Here is a small description of the trip, from Mercy in Action:
This two week Maternal/Child Health Care and Disaster Preparedness Training in a developing world setting will give you vital continuing education and understanding of cross-cultural settings for birth, how to prevent and treat diseases in at-risk children, and how to prepare families anywhere in the world for the possibility of natural disasters.
The first week will cover three main topics in an intensive format: the unique needs of pregnant women living in poverty in developing nations, including new and updated "Best Practices" birth protocols from the world health community; the simple prevention and treatment of the main diseases that kill children under 5 in the developing countries; and preparation for disasters, both in surviving disaster situations, and providing aide.
During the second week, we will expose you to valuable experience in providing cross-cultural health care. Prenatal and postpartum home visits will further enrich your understanding of the conditions mothers and babies are living with day by day. We will hike into the mountains to conduct "where there is no doctor" clinics with remote tribal people groups, and check up on pregnant women.

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