In Februrary 12, 2018, we returned again to the Philippines under the tutelage of Dr.Doug Stein and Dr. Nick Demeduik. Working through the legacies the NSVI founders forged. This year, we missed the direction of Dr.Ramon Suarez and Nenita and we missed the support of Bob and Benita due to medical conditions. We admit it was a daunting task trying to grow and continue the work they started.
In the end, We were able to achieved 344 vasectomies. Discovered new partnerships with POPCOM(Philippine Population Commission) and Mary Johnson Hospital. We saw the need to create a more sustainable program with local doctors taking on a active role in the community. It was very inspiring how devoted they are to their work.
With our hard working local support of Myrna Danuco and Family, Frohnie and Edgar Cagalitan, and Dr. Joseph Alesna, we were able to continue the work and we are very excited to what the future holds for NSVI in the Philippines in 2019.