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LDS Charities donates ophthalmology gear to health dep’t in Armm

A turn-over ceremony of ophthalmology equipment from LDS Charities to the Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-Armm) will be held today, Tuesday, at 10 am at the Ramon Chaves Meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The donation, ophthalmology equipment worth $11,611 is a donation from LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The recipient is the DOH-Armm.

Dr. Kadil Jojo Sinolinding Jr., DOH-Armm Secretary and Dr. Ehsan Paudac, Head of Non-Communicable Disease Cluster, DOH-Armm will receive the donation from Elder Maximo Saavedra Jr., Area Seventy, and President Paul Michael Porpor, 1st Counselor of the Stake Presidency of the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Diocese), together with Elder and Sister Browne, Full time Humanitarian Welfare Missionaries. Representatives from Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, one of LDS Charities’s partner will also be present to witness the event. They are Melody Ledesma, RN., Pete Jaca, Mabuhay Foundation Screener for Mindanao, and Franco Cajumban.

The Donee, DOH-Armm is responsible for ensuring access to basic public health for the people in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, including medical and vision procedures and eye care. DOH-Armm will assist those needing surgeries through this donation made by Latter-day Saint Charities.

The approximate value of the equipment being donated is $11,611. The items being donated are as listed: 1 Prescotts Featherlite Portable Operating Microscope with Foot Pedal valued at approximately $9,775, and 1 Keeler Spectra Iris Portable Indirect Ophthalmoscope with Charger and Battery Pack valued at approximately $1,836.

LDS Charities is the humanitarian arm of the LDS Church, also known as the Mormon Church. (pr)


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