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Ready to serve: Palawan health centers upgraded by SM Foundation

Inside the newly revitalized Brgy. Irawan Birthing Facility in Puerto Princesa, Palawan SM Foundation, Inc (SMFI), the philanthropic arm of the SM Group, has recently renovated two vital healthcare centers in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. These facilities, the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon Medical Dispensary and the Barangay Irawan Birthing Facility, were reopened, increasing SMFI’s upgraded health … Continued

Providing the best start for children through holistic healthcare

Dr. Kathlyn Marie Gizella Botin (left) of WVSUMC checks up on the daughter of Virgie SM Foundation, the social good arm of the SM group, has made it its mission to make targeted social investments in health care to help underserved Filipinos improve their well-being. For years, the foundation has upgraded over 170 health centers … Continued

Vital lifelines for low-income families

Roland Bariuan takes home free medicines after his medical check-up SM Foundation recognizes that medical missions hav become an increasingly vital source of support for low income communities. It has made its mission to travel from Luzon to Mindanao to provide free medical care and services to thousands of patients from various hard-pressed communities, including … Continued

SM Foundation, partners’ blood donation campaign generates 3,000 bags

All it takes is just one poke to save lives. While blood donation drives are often conducted, blood shortages remain pressing in low- to middle-income countries. In the Philippines, blood donation activities were reduced during the height of COVID-19, making it even more challenging for the country to provide blood in times of need. Amidst … Continued

Healthcare where no one gets left behind

The sprouting acts of kindness have been one of the positive outcomes of the pandemic. As the world began to realize the value of health, stakeholders and volunteers stepped up and came together to respond to the needs of communities, especially its vulnerable members. SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) and its partners, for one, have continued … Continued

Uniqlo, SMFI bring new life to health centers

The pandemic reminded us of the unpredictable nature of health and showed us the strength of collaboration in the community–one that has remained constant throughout the course of COVID-19. Especially in local healthcare systems, the combined efforts of local health workers and community members allowed us to slowly pivot toward health, safety, and recovery. To … Continued

SM Foundation, UNIQLO Upgrade Seven Community Health Facilities

As the country faces the dire effects of the pandemic, the importance of access to quality healthcare become more apparent. Community based health care facilities became an important resource in managing not only the pandemic, but also provide primary care to illnesses. However, in countries with decentralized health systems like the Philippines, the quality and … Continued

SM Foundation turns over Super Health Center for Manileños

Felicidad Sy Wellness Center for the Elderly SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) turns over on December 17 its gift for Manila residents—the newly-renovated Tondo Foreshore Super Health Center and Lying-in Clinic. This serves as the 171st Wellness Center of SM Foundation and the first “super health center” in Manila with a one-stop shop polyclinic that provides: medical … Continued

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