humedica sends team of doctors to the Philippines

Immense damage expected – First team is taking plane in a few hours

by Steffen Richter,  2013/11/08

Wind at a top speed of unimaginable 380 kilometers per hour. Sources talk about the strongest typhoon which has ever hit land. About half of the population is said to be hurt directly. Given these dramatic circumstances and good transport connections in the catastrophe region, humedica has taken the decision to send a team of doctors to the Philippines immediately.

“We have already realized some disaster operations in the Philippines”, remembers humedica managing director Wolfgang Groß. “The consequences of this storm, which may be the strongest ever, are so immense that our help will be needed in any case.”

As a first field unit team, humedica is sending internationally experienced staff to the Philippines. The internists Dr. Anja Fröhlich (Hannover), Dr. Markus Hohlweck (Bonn), Dr. Margrit Wille (Ehringshausen), nurse Matthias Gerloff (Ammerbuch) and the coordinators Margret Müller (Berlin) and Christiane Bähr (Hildesheim) will leave Germany on Friday evening from Frankfurt airport in the direction of South East Asia (flight Emirates number EK 048, Terminal 2 at 20.15).

They are heading for the catastrophe region south of the capital Manila. There is information about 125,000 people who are said to have been evacuated. Our partner is the Swedish organization SCM which has run an aid project in this reason for many years.

humedica is soliciting the German population for directed donations for our disaster operations in the Philippines.

      humedica e. V.
      Reference “Typhoon Philippines”
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

For further information visit this homepage and facebook.com/humedica.

Possibilities of interviews: There is the possibility to interview our team. If you are interested, please contact our press officer Steffen Richter.

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