Sagip Samar! or Save Samar! provided immediate medical and dental support as well as psychological first aid to the people affected by Yolanda in Samar. HFI deployed seven (7) SAGIP SAMAR teams to twelve (12) municipalities of Samar and Eastern Samar. The teams were able to serve 5,759 beneficiaries.
Sugod Samar! or Forward Samar! continued the provision of basic health care and dental services. An additional component to this is the DRI-funded KALINAW SAMAR, the implementation of community-based psychosocial programs to provide sustained Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Disasters (MHPSS) services in affected areas. A total of fourteen (14) SUGOD SAMAR teams were deployed to the identified communities until October 2014.
Tindog Samar! or Rise Samar! strengthened community public health care service through the construction of barangay health stations and implementation of capacity-building sessions for health personnel. Courtesy of the Junior Chambers International – Ortigas Chapter, a barangay health station was rehabilitated. Additionally, three (3) more stations were built through the auspices of DRI.
Tindog Samar! also aimed to help recover lost livelihoods in farming and fishing communities. To date, one- hundred fifty (150) boats and one-hundred seventy (170) sets of fishing implements have been distributed to approximately 800 fisherfolks from four municipalities.