Philippines: improving health care for residents and displaced people
25-05-2010 Film Ref. CR-F-01057-W1
On Mindanao Island, more than 500,000 people were displaced in August 2008 after violent clashes erupted between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the army. Rural health facilities were overwhelmed. The ICRC renovated some premises, brought in essential medicines and supported staff in their daily activities. Rachma Usman is a midwife. She covers five different health centres on her own. Azineth Guiapal is a displaced mother of three who regularly visits Rachma. They share their thoughts at the Libungan Toreta health centre.