MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The Israel Embassy in Manila on Tuesday vowed to support the Philippines’ efforts to help Filipino women in their quest to better health.
“This year, in the Philippines, we decided that we will focus on the issue of women’s health, which is extremely important,” Israel Ambassador Ilan Fluss during the inauguration of ISHA project in Makati.
The Israel-sponsored initiative is a special health package for indigent women consisting of breast exams, pap smears, and medical consultations– healthcare services Fluss said not many have access to.
“It is very important because not everybody has access to it. It is a critical issue so I’m very happy that we’re able to inaugurate this program,” he said.
The month-long program, which targets an initial 300 beneficiaries, including uniformed women, is in partnership with MakatiMed Foundation, Ms. Universe Philippines, and Spark (Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran).
It was formally launched at the MakatiMed Foundation Hospital Center, coinciding with the celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday. (MNS)