The Adventist Medical Center College (AMCC) recently conducted a successful medical mission at the Southern Mindanao Mission (SMM) in Upper Alabel, Sarangani Province, on June 17, 2024. This initiative aimed to provide essential healthcare services and promote a holistic approach to wellness within the community and nearby communities.

Promoting Health with NEWSTART

A key focus of the mission was the promotion of the NEWSTART program. This comprehensive health plan emphasizes Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust in Divine Power. AMCC’s team conducted educational sessions and interactive activities to teach the community how to integrate these principles into their daily lives for improved health and well-being.

Essential Medical Services

The medical mission also featured several critical healthcare services:

  • Operation Tuli: A circumcision procedure for young boys, aimed at promoting hygiene and preventing infections. This service was in high demand and provided relief to many families in the area.
  • Medical Consultations: Both pediatric and adult medical consultations were conducted by AMCC’s dedicated healthcare professionals. These consultations allowed for the diagnosis and treatment of various ailments, ensuring that patients received appropriate medical advice and care.

Serving the Community

The turnout was impressive, with over 300 clients served throughout the day. Each client received free medical services, which included consultations, minor surgical procedures, and health education. In addition to medical care, AMCC provided free snacks and lunch to all attendees, ensuring that no one went hungry while waiting for their services.

Community Impact

The medical mission was a significant success, addressing the immediate healthcare needs of the Upper Alabel community and promoting long-term health through the NEWSTART program. AMCC’s commitment to serving underprivileged communities and improving overall health outcomes was evident in the dedication and hard work of its volunteers and staff.

By offering free healthcare services and promoting healthy lifestyle choices, AMCC continues to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals and families in Southern Mindanao. This medical mission not only provided essential medical care but also fostered a sense of community and support, embodying AMCC’s mission of compassionate service and holistic health.