Aboitiz Foundation holds Grand Medical Mission in Cebu

The Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., the social development arm of the Aboitiz Group, conducted a Grand Medical Mission last August 17 at Plaza Sugbu in Cebu City in celebration of the Foundation’s 25th year anniversary.

Around 2,000 residents from 10 urban barangays in Cebu City benefitted from the free medical, dental, optical and blood typing services provided by the foundation. Medicines and dental kits were also given at the event.

“Healthy communities begin with healthy homes, thus our desire to provide basic health services which beneficiaries can avail of, with the help of our partner business units,” shared Aboitiz Foundation EVP and COO Sonny Carpio.

The Grand Medical Mission was held in partnership with Cebu-based Aboitiz business units namely Pilmico Foods Corporation, Visayan Electric Co., City Savings Bank, and AboitizLand.

Non-Aboitiz partners, meanwhile, included the Cebu City local government, Cebu City Health Department, University of San Carlos Clinical Department, Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation, Philippine Red Cross, Philippine Air Force-2nd Infantry Battalion, Senior Citizens Women’s Group, Eyeball Optical Shop, Subangdaku Technical Vocational School, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Perpetual Succour Hospital’s Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Department, Philippine Dental Association – Cebu and Mandaue Chapter, South Western University Dentistry Department, and Calmoseptine Philippines, Inc.

The medical mission was conducted in celebration of the foundation’s past initiatives on primary health and child care for its host communities. These programs addressed the shortage of adequate infrastructure and facilities for basic social services.

Past healthcare projects include medical, optical, dental missions and circumcision drives, and construction of water systems, health centers, and day care centers in areas where they are most needed.

Today, the Aboitiz Foundation is most focused on three areas namely education, enterprise development, and environment and sustainability.

Established in 1988, the Aboitiz Foundation is currently celebrating 25 years of helping people help themselves and continues to strive to be a neighbor of choice in areas where Aboitiz firms operate.