The Zuellig Family Foundation provides assistance to communities who have suffered from natural or man-made disasters. Through the Community Disaster Response Program, the Foundation distributes relief packs, accepts donations from its resource partners, and works with affected LGUs for direct and immediate relief distribution.
Super Typhoon Haiyan
The destruction in Eastern Samar and Samar provinces due to super typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) prompted the Zuellig Family Foundation to create two health programs to assist 12 affected LGUs in their rebuilding efforts.
The six-month “Recovery Assistance Program for Mothers” (RAP) was introduced to help pregnant women and infants receive continuous healthcare despite the limitations from destroyed health facilities and lack of financial and health resources. Aside from the required training for local leaders and health officers, RAP also provided incentives for mothers to complete their checkups and give birth in health facilities. Health kits were also given to midwives and barangay (village) health workers.
After RAP, assistance to LGUs was extended to develop resilient and responsive health systems that will reduce inequities in any post-disaster situation, particularly for women and children. This covers not only health concerns but also social protection, education, livelihood, and incomes that have been affected in a post-disaster environment.