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Upon the emergence of AIDS in the 90·s several doctors together with some volunteers realize the need for an organization that would educate, give free clinical consultations and screening tests, and counselling to those at risk and those who already have the disease. Thus, on the year 1991, Remedios AIDS Foundation, Inc was born. And the best place to have its headquarters? Of course, no other than the ´Red Districtµ of Manila, the Malate area.
The RAF VISION
Sustainable credible with committed and compassionate individuals working towards the provision of quality care services and information to affect behavior change adhering to the principles of rights based and gender responsiveness
The RAF MISSION
Remedios AIDS Foundation (RAF) shall provide gender and rights based HIV and AIDS SRH services and information to the youth women and men specifically MARP through preventive and promotive strategies, capacity building, advocacy and networking care and support, module development and resource generation
Counselling phone hotlines face to face counselling Youthzone
± innovative and interactive chat room channel ± provides reproductive health counselling services to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) users.
Training Institute Lectures Training Workshops Seminars Symposia postgraduate courses annual conventions on sexual and reproductive health.
Resource Center collection of more than 5,000 titles of books, journals, surveys and reports on HIV/AIDS/STD, family planning, sexuality and other areas of reproductive health (RH).
Information Education Communication (IEC) Materials Development and Distribution posters, manuals, modules, directories, postcards, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, stickers, bookmarks, pins, and client service cards
Adolescent Reproductive Health Services innovative center for the youth which is shopping mall based that provides various adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) information and clinic services.
Community Support Services to PLWHAs HIV AIDS Care and Support services are provided like counselling, training and facilitating skills, small group meetings, office management, medical and alternative treatment and management, recreational activities, "return to work" opportunities among PHIVs. Constant consultations with PLWHAs groups like Pinoy Plus Association are always undertaken.
Prevention Services Targeting Vulnerable Communities. registered sex workers in the Southern Tagalog regions namely Gumaca province Quezon and San Pablo City Laguna through provision of HIV AIDS prevention services through peer education approach. The project is supported by Global Funds AIDS Project Filipinas PNGOC. It also targets drugs users in Cebu city Barangays Pasil and Kamputhaw through peer education approach. Provision of Needles/syringes has been made possible through multisectoral consultation and partnership with Cebu City Multisectoral STD HIV AIDS Council (CCMSAC).
Care, Clinical and Diagnostic Services Innovative community-based clinic situated right at the hearts of Malate, Manila and Cebu City. provides holistic quality services addressing the diverse health needs of its target clienteles.
± health-related educational services, reproductive health and family planning counselling, basic medical, obstetrical, gynecological and surgical procedures, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), STD case management.
Confidentiality, anonymity and quality clinical care guaranteed.
Global Partnerships, Networking/Advocacy through daily media watch for print and broadcast releases to address issues relevant to HIV/AIDS/STDs, sexuality and reproductive health (RH).
Interviewee: Ms. Cecil Annonuevo Social Worker Executive Director, RAF Started as a field staff Overall in-charge in operations
How did you become a member of this org? What makes it fulfilling?
What are the difficulties?
What are the joys?
Would we want to join RAF?
On how we feel about RAF and the interview?
What inspires you to join RAF and discourages you?
We learned a lot of things in this interview
Did it change the way we want to do things in medicine?
´He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Mic 6:8