BDO Foundation, the CSR arm of BDO Unibank, continues its pursuit of transforming lives and communities by enhancing healthcare access in Bohol, Philippines. Recently turned over, the rehabilitated rural health units (RHUs) in the Dauis and Inabanga municipalities of Bohol stand as a testament to the BDO Foundation’s commitment to improving healthcare accessibility in underserved areas.
Raising the Bar in Healthcare Access in Bohol Communities
The completion of these projects marks a significant milestone, benefitting over 96,000 individuals across 62 barangays. The renovated and optimized RHUs now offer additional primary care services, encompassing outpatient check-ups, vaccinations, treatment for common illnesses, and crucial maternal and child health services.
Focused on refurbishing and upgrading existing facilities, BDO Foundation’s efforts have transformed these health units into comprehensive healthcare hubs. The enhancements include designated waiting areas, play corners for children, spacious offices, clinics, consultation, and treatment rooms. These improvements facilitate a more conducive environment for health workers to cater to a larger number of patients effectively.
Mario A. Deriquito, President of BDO Foundation, highlighted the crucial role of these renewed centers in providing essential healthcare services. They aim to make a substantial impact on the lives of Bohol’s residents. Renovating 15 health centers across Bohol, which covers about one-third of the province’s municipalities, underscores the BDO Foundation’s significant influence on healthcare accessibility.
BDO Foundation’s Wider Reach and Impact
BDO Foundation’s commitment extends beyond Bohol. Since 2012, it has rehabilitated 154 RHUs across the country. Furthering its efforts, this month will witness the turnover of five more rehabilitated RHUs in various provinces, including Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camarines Sur, and Capiz. This relentless pursuit of improving healthcare facilities reflects BDO Foundation’s dedication to uplifting communities nationwide.
A Glimpse into BDO Foundation’s Vision
BDO Foundation, established in 2008, aims to contribute to nation-building. It addresses the needs of underserved sectors through disaster response and financial inclusion advocacies.
Supported by the BDO Unibank community, the foundation collaborates with local government units and NGOs. Together, they extend initiatives covering relief operations, school building construction, financial education programs, and COVID-19 response efforts.
At the heart of BDO Foundation’s efforts lies a strong commitment to giving back. Their CSR initiatives have gained recognition from esteemed platforms. These include the Retail Banking Awards by Asian Banking & Finance magazine. They’ve also received accolades from the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards presented by Enterprise Asia.
Learn More About BDO Foundation’s CSR Initiatives
For those interested in discovering more about BDO Foundation and its charitable initiatives, visit www.bdo.com.ph/foundation/home, or reach out via email at email@example.com, or call 8840-7000 local 36046.
The transformative work undertaken by the BDO Foundation in Bohol and across the Philippines stands as a beacon of hope, emphasizing the profound impact of charitable initiatives in uplifting communities and ensuring equitable access to healthcare services for all.