QI of Las Piñas
South Pacific Area Quotarians visited QI of Las Piñas' Hand-in-Hand project in the Philippines on their recent Southeast Asia Tour. The Las Piñas club supports a pediatric ward in a local hospital, upgrading facilities and providing supplies and equipment for infant care in particular. When the club started working with the hospital in 2005, women were delivering babies in rooms without air-conditioning, lying on mats on a hard cement floor. The babies were then sent home without benefit of simple screening tests that could identify treatable congenital disorders, and many faced an early death or a life of disability. Great improvements have been made with the help of Quotarian donations over the years.
June 4, 2013