UP Haniti, Batch 2008 of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC), donated 100 CoViD PCR-based kits to the Eastern Visayas Regional CoViD-19 Testing Center (EVRCTC) on 16 July 2020 under their Haniti Cares project.
The kits were endorsed to Dr. Minerva P. Molon and Dr. Exuperia B. Sabalberino, the Regional Director and Assistant Regional Director, respectively, of the Department of Health (DOH) Eastern Visayas – Center for Health Development in Candahug, Palo.
Haniti Cares concluded two weeks of fundraising with the turnover of the testing kits to EVCTC at a time when another batch of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) is expected to arrive through the Balik Probinsya Program.
Endure Medical, Inc. was the supplier of the kits, which also included collection and extraction kits necessary for case detection and confirmatory testing.
UPVTC alumni continue to support efforts that respond to the global crisis. Haniti Cares was organized following the fund drive of UP Maanyag (Batch 2007) for De-tect 100, which led to the donation of 100 test kits to EVRCTC last month.