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GMA's next medical mission: Tacloban

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Guam Medical Association last night during their charity ball announced where they will go for their next medical mission to the Philippines.  After Supertyphoon Yolanda, a delegation of doctors and nurses from Guam, in partnership with the Saint Luke's Medical Center flew to the Philippines to help storm victims in Northern Cebu, specifically in the towns of Daanbantayan, Sogod and San Remigio.

In three days the team treated 3,000. Dr. Thomas Shieh said, "Our second mission is scheduled for the last weekend of January and we are heading into Tacloban, exactly the heart of the storm. It's a good time to go back in because now is when we know the disease are starting to occur after the fallout after the search and rescue has been completed. I think now is the time for the people of Philippines especially in that area to recover and we will assemble our team and head down there end of January."

During the second mission he anticipates about a dozen doctors and a support staff about 16 to help out. Like the November mission in Cebu, it will run about three days.

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