Health Program

    1. Mainland Cebu Medical Mission: In November, 1999 the first medical mission of RCCF in mainland Cebu was conducted in the town of Balamban, Cebu where some 1,400 individuals took advantage of free medical consultation, both major and minor operations, and procedures. A free medical clinic was conducted in Inayawan, Cebu, in cooperation with the organization called “Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation, Integrated Development Center Inc. (JPIC-IDC) with sisters from the Sacred Heart School for Girls participating. A medical dental mission was conducted in Balamban in Feb. 2004, in April 2005 and May 2009 in coordination with Balamban Local Government, in March 2007 in Ronda, CebuOther medical missions were conducted in Oslob, Cebu on May 2005, May 2006, May 2008, in Alcoy on May 2008, May 2009 in San Fernando on May 2008 and in Naga on May 2009.
    2. Camotes Islands Medical Missions. RCCF has conducted fifteen (15) annual medical-dental-surgical missions to date in Camotes Islands, Cebu, from 1992 to the 2006, in cooperation with Rotary Club of Takaoka Manyo of District 2610, Japan. All told, some 25,000 islands inhabitants, largely fishermen and farmers and their families, were beneficiaries of the said 15 missions. Except for Medical Mission No. X which was participated by the U.S.T. Medical Mission, Inc. from Manila and the “SCORE” group of medical doctors from Ohio, U.S.A., the rest of the missions were conducted by the Cebu Medical Society, Philippine College of Surgeons – Central Visayas Chapter, Cebu Society of Ophthalmology, Cebu Dental Society, and the “TORCH” volunteers from the Cebu Institute of Medicine.
  2. BLOOD SERVICE – The Rotary Way
    1. Conduct regular Bloodletting activities in coordination with DOH, Phil National Red Cross (PNRC), Regional Blood Center (RBC), Regional Blood Coordinating Center (RBCC).
    2. Co-sponsored the donation of Aspheresis Machine to the Phil. National Red Cross.
    3. Collated & printed Blood Type Directory for Cebu Rotarians (Zone 1)
    4. Promoted the “Blood Service” program through signages at the PNRC (Phil. National Red Cross) perimeter fence.
    1. Co-hosted/facilitated1st Cebu Cancer Chat 2005
      2nd Silver Linings 2008
      2nd Cebu Cancer Chat 2009
      1st SM Pink Forum 2009
    2. Partnered with Ayala Center Cebu for a whole month – October of activitiesThink Pink 1 2008Think Pink 2 2009
    3. Conducted/conducts regular layforum in- schools- offices
      – hospitals
      – barangays
    1. Free annual Anti-Rabies Vaccination to Dogs & Cats in coordination with Dr. Alice Utlang & the Department of Veterinary Services & Fisheries, Cebu City.
    2. Donated Anti-Rabies Vaccination Cards to the Dept. of Veterinaries Services & Fisheries of Cebu City.
    1. Concrete-lined an old waterwell in Brgy. Campo Siete, Minglanilla, Cebu which has a population of over 2000 families.
    2. In 1999, six waterwells were drilled or rehabilitated in Cebu Province’s remote barrios of Guimbangco-an (2), in Sibonga; in Sta. Cruz, Ronda; Mohon (2), in Sogod; Upper Poblacion, Carmen; Busay, Cebu City and Brgy. Caw-oy (4) in Olango Island in early of RY 2003-2004 another waterwell was drilled & turned over to Brgy. Tagbao, Busay. All told, the waterwells have been supplying potable water to some 800 families, or roughly 4,000 barrio inhabitants where these waterwells are located.
  6. HEARING IMPAIRED CENTER CLINICRCCF founded the Hearing Impaired Center (HIC) in 1994, in cooperation with various individuals and medical institutions to meet the needs of indigents who are given free examination and hearing test. The HIC clinic is housed at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (formerly Southern Island Hospital), a government hospital in Cebu City. Teikyo University of Tokyo, Japan, and the Hearing International donated the initial equipment for the clinic. A number of laboratory and testing instruments were also received as donations from the Rotary of Laufenburg – Fricktal of Switzerland and Rotarian Fritz Strolz. To date, HIC has already serve sine 6,800 elementary grade school pupils and adult indigents. Temporarily closed for a while, the HIC is making history as it has now resumed operation to serve the helpless hearing impaired indigents in Cebu and in the region.
  7. LEPROSY CONTROL PROJECT:The leprosy control program in the Philippines which was registered in 1986 under the World Community Service (WCS) program of Rotary International and listed as WCS # 2224 (renamed WCSOO514-3860) which has received funding assistance from some RI districts and Rotary Clubs in Japan, USA and Taiwan. Beneficiaries of this program were the Hansenites in Negative Barrio of Brgy. Carreta, Cebu City and Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya in Nothern Luzon.
    1. Milk Feeding Program in coordination with Frisogrow/Glaxo Smithkline, Absolute Water, and Dairy Congress.
    2. Free Hepa-B Vaccination in coordination with Glaxo Smithkline to 250 school children of Cebu City Central Elementary School.