by: Belen L Dofitas, MD January 25, 2021
Good news! The Philippine General Hospital Hansen’s Club will be participating in the panel discussion on Mental Health and Disabilities during the World Hansen’s Day Webinar of the Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 (8:00PM). The theme of the series of the SHF webinars is ” Zero Leprosy for Whom in the Post-COVID World?” PGH Hansen’s Club will be represented by Annie Cabarrubias, the club secretary. Mr. Gerardo Turdanes, Program Director of Philippine Leprosy Mission, Inc., will assist Annie. During the webinar, a short video about the club’s project will be featured.
The PGH Hansen’s Club, Philippine Leprosy Mission, PGH Department of Dermatology, and SHF , have an ongoing project : “PALs4PALs Help Hotline: COVID-19 Support Project for Persons
Affected by Leprosy.” Members of the club have received relief assistance, cellphone load for access to communication, and selected patients will receive medical assistance for leprosy complications. The Help Hotline will be manned by members of the PGH Hansen’s Club to answer queries on leprosy and psychosocial concerns of Persons Affected by Leprosy.
Here is the link to the registration of the webinars from January 25 to 30, 2021 featuring various grassroots organizations around the world.