Quadrant of Development: Health and Sanitation
TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD) believes that human dignity directly relates to health, which in turn, is not possible without proper sanitation. By providing both health and sanitation facilities to host and impact communities that previously had no access to these basic services, TVIRD created a positive impact on the well-being and economic productivity of its beneficiary communities.
TVIRD has taken its commitment to health and sanitation a step further by establishing a lying-in clinic operated by full-time doctors, nurses and midwives in Canatuan. Before this clinic opened, ill-stricken residents of the remote mountain villages had to travel at least two hours through inhospitable terrain to get to the nearest hospital. Today, many people from the Siocon town proper go to Canatuan for medical checkups and treatments. The clinic provides 24/7 emergency medical services and has received close to 14 thousand consultations and admissions in a single year alone.
The company has also partnered with the Philippine government and non-government organizations in a regional effort to eradicate lymphatic filariasis – a mosquito-borne parasitic disease endemic in the remote areas of Mindanao. Moreover, the company has also conducted medical missions to several far-flung communities in Zamboanga Peninsula – something previously unheard of in these areas.