Philippines: Providing health care, one year after Typhoon Haiyan

06 November 2014


Dr Enciso is one of the many courageous staff at the rural health unit in Eastern Samar. They are all trying to ensure that everyone has health care, despite the destruction caused by the typhoon. A year ago, her health unit was badly damaged. It was difficult to provide care in those conditions, but at the same time it was essential that no one be turned away.

 A year on, the health unit is fully functional again, with new equipment and supplies.

 To ensure that dedicated health personnel like Dr Enciso can continue their work, the ICRC is:

  • helping rebuild seven village health centres, six rural health units and two district hospitals;
  • providing medical equipment and furniture for all the health facilities that have been repaired.

Typhoon Haiyan survivors back in business
One year after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods were devastated are returning to work with the support of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.