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Responding to Typhoon Pablo

Excerpts from a Trip Report by Jun Valera Super typhoon Pablo has devastated Mindanao, mainly Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, causing close to 1,000 deaths. 2, 662 have been reported injured and almost 17 billion (Php) in damages to properties according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRMMC). Pablo has affected a total […]

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Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

SIGN is a first responder to natural disasters. At the request of SIGN surgeons in Davao City, Philippines we are responding to the need resulting from the affects of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha). We often support disasters by traveling to provide assistance and equipment. When disaster hits near an existing SIGN program, more often than not, […]

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Visiting Vietnam

Life in Vietnam Surgeons in Vietnam are bombarded by trauma cases caused by road traffic accidents.  Ho Chi Minh City alone has 5 million motorcycles coursing through the city streets every day.  It’s overwhelming to see that the government hospitals still have double the number of patients for the capacity of the hospitals.  For example, […]

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